Tom Brokaw discharged from hospital

After feeling "light-headed," Brokaw checks out of the hospital

Published September 6, 2012 5:30PM (EDT)

NBC News correspondent Tom Brokaw was discharged from the hospital Thursday "in great health" after he "mistakenly took a half dose of Ambien."

NBC News president Steve Capus said in a statement: “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.”

Earlier in the day, Brokaw checked into the hospital after he felt "light-headed" during an appearance on "Morning Joe." He later 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 ...”

By Jillian Rayfield

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