A recent episode of James Cordon’s Carpool Karaoke ended in Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis helping to save a baby’s life.
Last week, Red Hot Chili Peppers appeared on the popular Carpool Karaoke segment for Cordon’s CBS programme, The Late, Late Show. But it was when the cameras stopped rolling that the real action happened.
During an interview on The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X, Kiedis explained how he took charge of trying to resuscitate a baby after the child’s distraught mother approached them in the street.
The singer described how he had just completed an unaired dance-off with James Cordon when the alleged incident took place.
“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 the child saying ‘My baby, my baby, my baby can’t breathe!'” he explained.
Anthony Kiedis saved a baby during Carpool Karaoke. This is incredible! https://t.co/9ZfxoRkOBr
— Radio X (@RadioX) June 16, 2016
“We all ran across the street, the lady’s 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 is a father himself, added: “What you’re a dad, and somebody yells ‘My baby”, you jog across the street.
“Little baby looked at me the whole time until the ambulance guy came. Nina, little baby Nina. I’m gonna knock on the door when I get home.”
Anthony didn’t share his story until his appearance on Radio X, but since then he has been hailed as a hero for keeping his cool in such an urgent situation.
Watch Anthony Kiedis and the rest of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Carpool Karaoke appearance in full below.