NBC's Tom Brokaw released from hospital

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This Jan. 12, 2012 file photo shows NBC News special correspondent and former "Today" show host Tom Brokaw attending the "Today" show 60th anniversary celebration at the Edison Ballroom in New York. Brokaw was taken to a Charlotte, N.C., hospital Thursday morning after appearing on MSNBC's “Morning Joe.” The network says Brokaw felt “light-headed” on the set of the news-talk program, which has been originating this week from Charlotte. “Out of an abundance of caution,” he was taken to the hospital, which was not identified. He was being evaluated and “is in good spirits,” NBC said. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw was taken to a Charlotte hospital Thursday morning after appearing on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

Just after 12:40 p.m. Thursday, NBC News President Steve Capus released a statement saying Brokaw was evaluated and said to be in good health. He was discharged from the hospital.

"We're immensely grateful to the team at Carolinas Medical Center for their excellent care and professionalism,” Capus said in a news release.

The network said Brokaw felt "light-headed" on the set of the news-talk program, which has been originating this week from Charlotte. "Out of an abundance of caution," he was taken to a Charlotte-area hospital.

At about 10 a.m. Eastern, Brokaw posted on Twitter: "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..."

The 72-year-old Brokaw has been keeping a busy schedule of on-air appearances at the Republican National Convention last week and, this week, at the Democratic Convention.

He has served as special correspondent for NBC News since stepping down as anchor of "Nightly News" in 2004.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.