Anthony Kiedis Casually Saved a Choking Baby While Filming “Carpool Karaoke”


Earlier this week, the Red Hot Chili Peppers rode around Los Angeles singing and stripping with James Corden as they filmed “Carpool Karaoke.” What was omitted from the bizarre segment was that, somewhere between wrestling on a stranger’s lawn and stripping down to sing the hits, lead singer Kiedis saved a little tiny baby from choking.

Kiedis told Chis Moyles of UK’s Radio X, via CoS :

“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, while that’s interesting, it’s not the most exciting (or scary) thing. This is:

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.”

Has Kiedis graduated from rockstar to full-blown saint? Maybe, but you can’t just give sainthood away, now, can we?

Watch the interview below: