Tom Brokaw discharged from hospital

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


Jillian Rayfield
September 6, 2012 9:30PM (UTC)

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.”

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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 ...”


Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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