January 6, 2014, 9:44 AM

Amazon’s Bezos recovering after emergency airlift from cruise ship

Ill with a kidney stone attack, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was airlifted from a cruise ship in the Galapagos Islands last week.

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Jeff Bezos

An Ecuadorian Navy helicopter airlifted Amazon.com Inc. CEO Jeff Bezos from a cruise ship in the Galapagos Islands and delivered him to his private jet on Baltra Island on New Year’s Day. Bezos reportedly fell ill with a kidney stone attack while vacationing.

Bezos, 49, returned to the United States for treatment. An Amazon spokesman says he’s recovering and required no surgery.

“Galapagos: five stars. Kidney stones: zero stars,” Bezos wrote in an e-mail distributed by a spokesman.

Amazon.com is No. 1 in Internet Retailer’s Top 500 Guide.

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