Tom Brokaw hospitalized, but he's fine

Legendary broadcast journalist Tom Brokaw has been hospitalized in Charlotte Thursday morning, but fans need not worry because he is now doing well.

NBC News President Steve Capus said in a statement that Brokaw felt “light-headed” while on the set of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” according to a report by

“Out of an abundance of caution, he was taken to a hospital,” Capus said in the statement originally posted by Reuters. “He is being evaluated, is in good spirits, and is expected to be released shortly.”

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The 72 year-old former news anchor, who now serves as NBC News special correspondent, revealed his health condition on Twitter same day.

“All is well Early AM I mistakenly took half a dose of Ambien and made less sense than usual,” and “made a better comeback than the Giants!”

Ambien is a sedative and is used for the “short-term treatment of insomnia” by helping you fall asleep, according to