"Mistakenly took a half dose of Ambien and made less sense than usual"
Tom Brokaw tweeted that "all is well" after he was taken to a Charlotte, N.C.-area hospital this morning because he felt ill on the set of MSNBC's "Morning Joe." He was released within a few hours.
“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 wrote.
Brokaw, the 72-year-old former anchor of NBC Nightly News, is in Charlotte to cover the Democratic National Convention. A medical evaluation and a round of tests found him to be in "great health," NBC News president Steve Capus said.
"We're immensely grateful to the team at Carolinas Medical Center for their excellent care and professionalism," Capus added.
Earlier Thursday, Capus said Brokaw felt "light-headed" on the set of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and was taken to the hospital "out of an abundance of caution."