Red Hot Chili Peppers recently appeared as guests on the Carpool Karaoke segment on the Late Late Show. The feature saw the band wrestling host James Corden. In a later interview, the band’s frontman, Anthony Kiedis, explained how he had a hand in saving a baby’s life during filming.
“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,” he explained.
“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!'”
Kiedis continued, “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,” Kiedis said.