Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Anthony Kiedis Low-Key Saved a Baby’s Life
Between 'Carpool Karaoke' takes
The perpetually shirtless Red Hot Chili Peppers did a fine job wrestling Late Late Show host James Corden on “Carpool Karaoke” this Tuesday, but their greatest moment may have happened off-camera. Between “Karaoke” shoots, frontman Anthony Kiedis came to the aid of a local woman whose baby had stopped breathing, he told Radio X host Chris Moyles.
According to Kiedis, Corden and the Chili Peppers also filmed a dance-off segment that didn’t make it to the final show:
We danced off, we tied, and then we were going to celebrate with some Mexican food on the corner. And a woman came out of her house, holding a child, saying, “My baby, my baby, my baby can’t breathe!” We all ran across the street, the lady thrust her baby into my arms, the baby was not breathing, and I thought, “I’m gonna try and do a little baby CPR real quick, see if I can get some air in this kid.” Tried to open the mouth, [it was] like locked shut. So I started rubbing the belly, bubbles came out of the mouth, the eyes rolled back into place, the ambulance showed up. I handed the baby over, who was now breathing and fine, and we went back to “Carpool Karaoke.” It was kind of a beautiful thing that we stopped for the dance-off. The baby needed help and we were there.
“When you’re a dad, and someone says, ‘My baby!’ you jog across the street,” Kiedis added. “The little baby looked at me the entire time until the ambulance guy came. Nina, little baby Nina.”
Way to be, Kiedis. Watch the full Radio X interview below.