June 17, 2016


Anthony Kiedis Explains How He Saved a Baby's Life During 'Carpool Karaoke': Watch

Everyone has been talking about The Red Hot Chili Peppers' recent Carpool Karaoke bit on The Late Late Show with James Corden. RHCP took their shirts off while cruising around Los Angeles with the British talk show host, and frontman Anthony Kiedis also wrestled Corden in an impromptu grappling match on somebody's lawn. 

But something a bit dramatic happened off camera while they were filming the segment: Kiedis saved a baby's life. 

From Consequence of Sound, we learn from the singer that a frightening situation ensued: 

“We also had a dance off, which they didn’t include, but after the wrestle off we had a dance off, which led to a very interesting, unscripted moment. 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 woman thrust the 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 and 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, [as] the baby needed help and we were there."

Kiedis—who denies being a "hero"—adds a bit more color to the story in the video above. For more RCHP goodies, check out their newest video for "Dark Necessities," which was released today.