Tom Brokaw leaves hospital, in 'great health'

Tom Brokaw, former NBC News anchor, stands outside Holy Trinity Church in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, after speaking at funeral services for the late Tim Russert, host of NBC's Meet the Press, Wednesday, June 18, 2008. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

September 6, 2012 11:38:30 AM PDT
Tom Brokaw has been discharged from a Charlotte, N.C., hospital.

The NBC News special correspondent was admitted this morning after feeling light-headed during a TV appearance. In a Twitter post, Brokaw said he had mistakenly taken a half dose of the sleep medication Ambien -- and as a result, he says, he "made less sense than usual."

NBC says, after a series of tests, doctors found the 72-year-old Brokaw "in great health." Or, as Brokaw put it, he "made a better comeback" than the New York Giants, who lost last night's season-opener to the Dallas Cowboys.

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.