Claims North Korean leader Kim Jong Un boasts of drinking 10 bottles of Bordeaux wine in a night
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un claimed to have drunk 10 bottles of Bordeaux in one night, a South Korean TV network has reported.
The claim was made on KBS by Japanese chef Kenji Fujimoto, who says he has known the Kims since 1982. It adds to mounting speculation about the health of the North Korean leader, who is rumoured to have high blood sugar, gout and diabetes.
Kim Jong Un is reputed to be a heavy smoker and a big fan of Swiss cheese, particularly Emmental.
Fujimoto, who claims to have catered for the Kims for 13 years, visited North Korea in April and afterwards told KBS Kim Jong-Un appeared at dinner with six attractive women and drank expensive Bordeaux wine. He boasted of having drunk 10 bottles of Bordeaux in one night a few days earlier.
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The Independent reported Fujimoto fled to Japan in 2001 and now writes books about his former employers. Despite claiming his life is in danger, he has made several trips to North Korea in the past decade.
It said obesity was a growing problem among North Korean children and teenagers from elite families, while the vast majority of North Korea's 25 million citizens face the threat of starvation.