Brokaw: No Health Scare, I Accidentally Ate Ambien So no need to panic, folks By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff Posted Sep 6, 2012 9:38 AM CDT 25 comments Comments This Jan. 12, 2012 file photo shows NBC News special correspondent and former "Today" show host Tom Brokaw attending the "Today" show 60th anniversary celebration at the Edison Ballroom in New York. (Evan Agostini) (Newser) – Tom Brokaw was rushed to a Charlotte hospital "out of an abundance of caution" this morning after he felt "light-headed" on the set of MSNBC's Morning Joe, reports the AP. But never fear, media lovers: The 72-year-old is doing a-OK. It seems he just accidentally ate a sedative! A tweet from the man himself: "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..." NBC says he "is in good spirits."