Tom Brokaw Rushed to Hospital (UPDATE: He’s Fine)

Tom Brokaw was rushed to the hospital after feeling light-headed on "Morning Joe."

Tom Brokaw was rushed to the hospital after feeling light-headed on “Morning Joe.”

TV Newswer (“Tom Brokaw Rushed to Charlotte Hospital“):

NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw was taken by ambulance to a Charlotte hospital this morning after an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Brokaw, 72, who stepped down as anchor of “Nightly News” after the 2004 election, has been working a break-neck pace the last two weeks first at the RNC and this week at the DNC. Brokaw has been up early, appearing on “Morning Joe,” then reporting throughout the day and into the night. Last night, he appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show.

An MSNBC spokesperson tells TVNewser, “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 and is being evaluated.”

One hope’s it’s just exhaustion.

UPDATE: All is well. Brokaw tweets, “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…”

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  1. C. Clavin says:

    Subjected to back to back doses of Sean Hannity and Morning Joe…the strongest amongst us would feel woozy.

  2. cas says:

    Isn’t he “working a break-neck pace over the last two weeks,” mainly because his new book has just been released?

  3. Gustopher says:

    Without his full dose of Ambien, he just isn’t himself.

  4. Carson says:

    It was caused by all those left turns that NBC makes – enough to make anyone dizzy.

  5. Brokaw tried to say “Charlotte, North Carolina” with that accent of his an accidentally swalloed his tonuge.