Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon.com and he's a pretty awesome guy.
We previously mentioned that he donated millions of dollars to support gay marriage. So amazeballs!
He had a bit of a health scare recently… well, more than a bit: he had to be airlifted out of the Galapagos due to a medical emergency!
He released a statement that said simply:
"Galapagos: five stars. Kidney stones: zero stars."
That's a pretty serious review from the founder of Amazon!
Kidney stones must reallllllly suck!
They were so bad, Jeff had to be airlifted off a cruise ship by the Ecuadorian navy!
The helicopter pilot said:
"We landed our helicopter on a football pitch. They told us that a doctor had already gone in [the] boat to treat him onboard the yacht … They stabilized him and took him to the United States. He was conscious, but he was on a drip."
They took him to a nearby island where he hopped on his private jet and made his way to the U.S. for emergency surgery.
We're glad he was able to get into surgery!
Hope you're feeling better, Jeff!
[Image via AP Images.]
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