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This Is What Tom Brokaw Looks Like on Half an Ambien

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

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.

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Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images