Tom Brokaw Hospitalized After TV Appearance

by 7:26 AM PDT, September 06, 2012
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NBC newsman Tom Brokaw was hospitalized Thursday morning after appearing on the MSNBC show Morning Joe

The network said in a statement that Brokaw felt "light-headed" on the set of the program -- which originated from Charlotte, NC, where the Democratic National Convention is being held -- and was taken to the hospital "out of an abundance of caution." After undergoing tests at the hospital, Brokaw "was pronounced in great health" and discharged, the statement said.

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The 72-year-old NBC News special correspondent took to Twitter to explain the incident. "All is well Early AM I mistakenly took a half dose of Ambien and made less sense than usual. Made a better comeback than Giants..." he tweeted

Brokaw -- who has served as special correspondent for NBC News since stepping down as anchor of Nightly News in 2004 -- has kept up a busy schedule of on-air appearances since last week's Republican National Convention.

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