This Is What Tom Brokaw Looks Like on Half an Ambien

TV journalist Tom Brokaw attends the "TODAY" Show 60th anniversary celebration at The Edison Ballroom on January 12, 2012 in New York City.
Not this. (See below.) Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Former NBC anchor Tom Brokaw had a medication mix-up today and gave everyone a little scare after appearing on MSNBC. “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,” the network said in a statement. “He is being evaluated, is in good spirits, and is expected to be released shortly.” It turns out he accidentally dosed himself. “All is well Early AM I mistakenly took a half dose of Ambien and made less sense than usual,” the 72-year-old Brokaw tweeted. “Made a better comeback than Giants … ” Let’s go to the tape.

The newsman does look a little loopy, staring absentmindedly at the floor, his shirt rumpled and words slurred. Then again, those are also side effects of Morning Joe.

Tom Brokaw Accidentally Took an Ambien