Brokaw released from hospital, tweets he's fine

Brokaw released from hospital, tweets he's fine

Brokaw released from hospital, tweets he's fine

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by NewsChannel 36 Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on September 6, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Updated Thursday, Sep 6 at 1:07 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Tom Brokaw, the former anchor of NBC Nightly News, was released from a local hospital Thursday afternoon.

The NBC network said Brokaw felt "light-headed" on the set of the news-talk program, 'Morning Joe' which has been originating this week from Charlotte, and was taken to a local hospital.

Brokaw later tweeted around 10 a.m.: '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.'

“After medical evaluation and a round of tests, Tom was pronounced in great health and has been discharged. We're immensely grateful to the team at Carolinas Medical Center for their excellent care and professionalism," NBC News President Steve Capus said.

The 72-year-old 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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