Kim Jong-un health update: North Korean leader’s weight loss sparks concern

But South Korea’s spy agency has said his weight loss is due to a recent health kick, not due to ill health.

The National Intelligence Service (NIS) told lawmakers on October 28 that Kim has dropped around 44 pounds (20 kilograms) as part of a recent health drive.

NIS, who closely monitor the North Korean dictator, said they used artificial intelligence technology and a super-resolution video to work out his weight loss.

Kim is thought to be around five feet, eight inches tall (170 centimetres).