Tom Brokaw: "All is well" after trip to hospital
New York Times Best Selling Author and NBC News Special Correspondent Tom Brokaw signs copies of his latest book, "The Times of our Lives: A Conversation About America" at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, in Simi Valley, California, Saturday, April 14, 2012. / AP Photo/Chuck Kirman
(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw was taken to a Charlotte, N.C., hospital Thursday morning after appearing on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" but later tweeted that "all is well."
The network says Brokaw felt "light-headed" on the set of the news-talk program, which has been originating this week from Charlotte. "Out of an abundance of caution," he was taken to a Charlotte-area hospital, which was not identified. NBC said he was being evaluated and "is in good spirits."
The 72-year-old Brokaw later tweeted that he "mistakenly took a half dose of Ambien" but was fine.
All is wellEarly AM I mistakenly took a half dose of Ambien and made less sense than usual. Made a better comeback than Giants...— Tom Brokaw (@tombrokaw) September 6, 2012
Brokaw has been keeping a busy schedule of on-air appearances at the Republican National Convention last week and, this week, at the Democratic Convention.
He has served as special correspondent for NBC News since stepping down as anchor of "Nightly News" in 2004.
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