Tom Brokaw Hospitalized in Charlotte

Celebrity News Sep. 6, 2012 AT 2:00PM
om Brokaw attends the 4th Lincoln Leadership Prize dinner honoring Tim Russert at the Four Seasons Hotel on February 10, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. om Brokaw attends the 4th Lincoln Leadership Prize dinner honoring Tim Russert at the Four Seasons Hotel on February 10, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Credit: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images

Not to worry Tom Brokaw fans: the legendary journalist is doing just fine after being hospitalized in Charlotte, NC Thursday morning.

While on the set of MSNBC's Morning Joe, Brokaw felt "light-headed" NBC News President Steve Capus said in a statement (via Reuters).

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"Out of an abundance of caution, he was taken to a hospital," Capus explained. "He is being evaluated, is in good spirits, and is expected to be released shortly."

Brokaw, 72, took to Twitter later that day to explain his health scare.

"All is well Early AM I mistakenly took half a dose of Ambien and made less sense than usual," he wrote. But, "[I] made a better comeback than the Giants!" the former NBC Nightly News anchor boasted.

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Brokaw stepped down from the NBC Nightly News anchor chair in December 2004, after more than twenty years on the job; he now serves as a special correspondent for NBC News, and is covering the Democratic National Convention for the network in Charlotte.

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