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Published On: Thu, Sep 6th, 2012

Tom Brokaw hospitalized, recovering well after mistakenly taking Ambien

NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw was hospitalized Thursday morning after he said he mistakenly took Ambien.

Brokaw was taken to a Charlotte, N.C., hospital following an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

NBC reported that Brokaw felt “lightheaded” on the set. “Out of an abundance of caution, he was taken to a hospital. He is being evaluated, is in good spirits, and is expected to be released shortly,” NBC News President Steve Capus said in a statement released to the media.

For his part, Brokaw appeared to sheepishly joke about the incident.

He tweeted: “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…”

The former NBC “Nightly News host, 72, has reportedly been working a grueling schedule covering both the Republican and Democratic conventions.

photo/Chad J. McNeeley, U.S. Navy

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