Tom Brokaw Hospitalized, Blames It On AmbienBy: Amanda Crum - September 6, 2012
Tom Brokaw was briefly hospitalized after an incident on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that left him feeling “light headed”; but never fear, fans, Brokaw is just fine and says he took a little too much Ambien early this morning.
“After medical evaluation and a round of tests, Tom was pronounced in great health. … We’re immensely grateful to the team at Carolinas Medical Center for their excellent care and professionalism,” NBC News President Steve Capus said in a statement.
His appearance on “Morning Joe” had viewers concerned when he exhibited slurred speech and couldn’t keep his train of thought on track. But Brokaw insists the culprit was half an Ambien, which he “mistakenly” took earlier this morning.
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…
Glad to hear @tombrokaw is doing ok. Got a little worried it was something I said!
Tom Brokaw “lightheaded” proves he’s a liberal. Bill Clinton only has that effect on Dems the morning after.