Bezos airlifted from cruise after kidney stone attack

|By:, SA News Editor

Amazon (AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos had to be airlifted from a boat in the Galapagos Islands on New Year's Day after suffering a kidney stone attack.

The Ecuadorean Navy took Bezos from the boat to the nearby Baltra island, from where he was flown to the U.S. for treatment. No surgery was required and Bezos is apparently now feeling fine.

While kidney stones aren't usually serious, the incident might prompt questions about a succession plan at Amazon.