March 1, 2013 at 9:00 AM ET
Blame it on the Kool-Aid. In a candid mea culpa (or a brilliant case of TMI -- you decide), Sean "Diddy" Combs reveals that as a child, he was prone to a nighttime sleeping habit that led to anything but morning glory.
Yep: The musician was a bed wetter.
The 43-year-old came clean about it in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres airing Friday, as Diddy swung by with pal Mark Wahlberg to chat about their partnership to launch a new water brand called AQUAhydrate.
Turns out, it wasn't water but a certain uber-sweet kiddie drink that was the culprit behind his nighttime dilemma.
"One thing I want to say is, I grew up as a Kool-Aid kid," Diddy said, admitting he never drank water. "I used to pour a half a pound of sugar into the Kool-Aid. Besides it having me bouncing off the walls, I used to be a bed wetter."
We'll let that revelation, um, soak for a little bit.
"OK, I guess I'm confessing that I used to be a bed wetter," he continued. "So I went on this quest to stop wetting the bed, and the first day that I had a sleepover and I didn't wet the bed, it was, like, one of the greatest days of my life. It gave me the swagger that I have today because I stopped wetting the bed." (So that's the reason behind Diddy's swagger!)
He also had some advice for DeGeneres' young viewers.
"There is something about sugar that makes you wet the bed. So to all you boys and girls out there, as Muhammad Ali used to tell you (to) brush your teeth, I'm telling you to drink water, OK? It will stop you from wetting the bed, and you won't be embarrassed in front of the girls at sleepovers."
Wait -- girls? That was exactly what DeGeneres wondered, to which Diddy replied: "I grew up in the 'hood. Whoever would take the kids, that's who was sleeping over."
Here's hoping everyone was prepared for a change of sheets.
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