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Tom Brokaw On Hospital Visit: 'It Was One Of Those Dumb Mistakes ... I Am Fine' (VIDEO)

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A hale and hearty Tom Brokaw made his first television appearance since being hospitalized on Thursday.

Brokaw was taken to a Charlotte hospital following a taping of "Morning Joe" at the Democratic National Convention, in which the NBC veteran had appeared to be operating at less than full speed. He later tweeted that he had accidentally taken half an Ambien and had gone to the hospital to make sure everything was alright. He was discharged the same day.

Brokaw appeared on "NBC Nightly News" Thursday night to assure people that there was nothing to worry about.

"I read you made an unscheduled fact-finding tour of a local emergency room," Brian Williams said to him.

"I did. It was one of those dumb mistakes," Brokaw said. "I got up early, I was in a rush, and somehow half a sleeping pill got into the little box reserved for the baby aspirin, and it all kicked in at the wrong time.

He stressed that he was "fine," calling it a "cautionary tale."

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