(WASHINGTONPOST) — Amazon.com founder Jeffrey P. Bezos, who purchased The Washington Post last year, suffered a kidney stone attack while vacationing in the Galapagos Islands over the New Year’s Day holiday and was flown back to the United States for treatment.

“Galapagos: five stars. Kidney stones: zero stars,” Bezos said through a spokesman.

An Ecuadorian navy captain in the Galapagos, Daniel Ginez Villacis, said in a statement carried by Ecuadorian news media that an HN-407 navy helicopter flew Bezos from Academy Bay on the island of Santa Cruz to the neighboring island of Baltra, where he had his private jet.

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