Veteran NBC Newsman Tom Brokaw Hospitalized

Sep 6, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Tom Brokaw was hospitalized this morning in Charlotte, N.C., after experiencing symptoms after a TV taping, The Huffington Post reports. The longtime “NBC Nightly News” anchor complained of feeling light-headed after a taping of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” the story reports.

Brokaw was taken to a hospital to be checked out, and later posted a message via Twitter to let his fans know he was OK.

Brokaw 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,” the piece notes. The New York Giants lost to the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL season opener Wednesday night.

The report notes: “Brokaw has been seemingly everywhere during the Democratic National Convention, which is taking place in Charlotte. From frequent early morning appearances on ‘Morning Joe’ to to early evening tapings of ‘The Daily Show’ to late-night chats with Sean Hannity, the 72-year-old has been working a punishing schedule. (Brokaw also moderated a Huffington Post panel on jobs on Wednesday.)”

MSNBC issued a statement saying: "On the set of ‘Morning Joe’ this morning, Tom Brokaw felt light-headed. Out of an abundance of caution, he was taken to a hospital. He is being evaluated and is in good spirits."

It was unknown this morning when Brokaw was expected to be released from the hospital.

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  1. That’s what having to sit through the Democratic National Convention will do to you…WAAAY too much HOT AIR in that room…

  2. Tommy, me boy…ye take care…we needs the like of ye perspectives on this political sillyness and the rest of the world of news.
    We be expect’in ya to continue bring’in us the straight story for some time ‘ta come.
    We be a’send’in ya good thoughts and a speedy recovery.
    Peter Bright

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