Red Hot Chili Peppers singer jumped into action when a baby began choking
Earlier this week, the members of Red Hot Chili Peppers appeared on the latest installment of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke. The surprisingly hilarious segment saw frontman Anthony Kiedis challenge the Late Late Show host to a wrestling match. However, it’s what happened off camera that will stay with Kiedis and many others for years to come.
As Kiedis recounted in an interview on UK’s Radio X, he literally saved a baby’s life:
“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. The little baby looked at me the entire time until the ambulance came, little baby Nina.”