Tom Brokaw hospitalized in North Carolina

Blames it on a half dose of Ambien

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (CNN) -- Former NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw, 72, was taken to the hospital Thursday morning while in Charlotte, North Carolina covering the Democratic National Convention.

A network spokesperson said Brokaw felt "light-headed" on the set of the program "Morning Joe."

"Out of an abundance of caution, he was taken to a hospital. He is being evaluated and is in good spirits," the spokesperson said in a statement.

Brokaw later explained why he wasn't feeling well in a 'tweet' to his followers.

He said, "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..."

A former anchor of NBC's "Nightly News," Brokaw now serves as a special correspondent for the network, where he reports and offers analysis for a variety of programs.

The Wptv.com web team contributed to this report.
 
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