The hip hop heavyweight flew in for the taping after five straight nights of gigging, and revealed he left a hospital with the IV, because he didn't want to call in sick for his TV host pal.

"They said that I would have to stay and I said, 'No, I have to go. I can pull it out myself'," he explained.

But when he arrived for the show, he started thinking he had made a big mistake.

"I'm talking to Ellen and I have the IV and the blood is going down," he explains. "I start to panic, I go into the bathroom and I pulled it out myself."

Despite noting he had just lost a lot of blood, Diddy agreed to sample his tequila brand DeLeon during his chat with DeGeneres, which aired in America on Monday (03Oct16).