Update: South Korea refutes reports Kim Jong Un is in grave condition. Original post: An NBC reporter posts that Kim Jong Un has been left braindead after surgery. The U.S is now monitoring the situation.
Here’s the original story:
MSNBC’s Katy Tur states that Kim Jong Un is braindead according U.S officials.
It’s reported that Kim Jong Un has slipped into a coma after cardiovascular surgery.
Katy Tur has since deleted the tweet and says she’s waiting for more information.
Here’s the post:
She then posted this:
Though she deleted the tweet, CNN has reported that Kim Jong Un is in grave danger after surgery according U.S officials as well.
It’s reported that Kim recently missed the celebration of his grandfather’s birthday on April 15tg, which raised concerns about his health.
According to Daily NK, a North Korean news source reported that Kim Kong Un received heart surgery on April 12th, and cited smoking, obesity, and overwork as the reasons.
Bruce Klingner, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation and former CIA deputy division chief for North Korea stated:
“There have been a number of recent rumors about Kim’s health (smoking, heart, and brain). If Kim is hospitalized, it would explain why he wasn’t present on the important April 15th celebrations, but, over the years, there have been a number of false health rumors about Kim Jong-un or his father. We’ll have to wait and see.”
Here are some of the reactions already:
Kim Jung Un's surgeon pic.twitter.com/MyEXFvp8jQ— Stought (@Jackstoughton) April 21, 2020
kim jong un’s surgeon trying to explain how he ended up brain dead pic.twitter.com/Dncs2mR9fo— sh (@shadadzai) April 21, 2020
Kim Jong Un waking up after surgery and seeing his dad in front of him: pic.twitter.com/L4MOpjS8Yr— 𝔽𝕚𝕖𝕟𝕕𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝔽𝕠𝕣 𝔽𝕠𝕝𝕝𝕠𝕨𝕖𝕣𝕤 ‼️ (@Fiend4Follows) April 21, 2020
Kim Jong Un's surgeon after finding out he made him braindead pic.twitter.com/IryBSkC3Yr— rys (@rys1337) April 21, 2020
The doctor leaving after kim jong un was pronounced brain dead pic.twitter.com/okgSDaHaM6— Tina Bobina Ho. (@Queenofallerass) April 21, 2020