(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw was hospitalized on Thursday morning in “an abundance of caution,” the network said.
Brokaw, 72, was taken to a hospital in Charlotte, N.C., after he said he felt “light-headed” on the set of MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
“He is being evaluated, is in good spirits, and is expected to be released shortly,” NBC News president Steve Capus said in a statement.
Brokaw tweeted at 10 a.m. that he was doing fine: “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 …”
Brokaw served as anchor and managing editor of NBC’s Nightly News for 21 years. He has received the Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award, the Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement and was inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
He contributed to NBC’s coverage of the 2012 Republican National Convention, as well as the Democratic National Convention.
Brokaw has participated in NBC’s presidential election coverage every cycle since 1968 and has interviewed every president since Lyndon B. Johnson.
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