How Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis saved a dying baby’s life

While filming Carpool Karaoke for James Corden’s The Late Late Show, Anthony came to a child's rescue…

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘helped’ James Corden make his way to work in his popular YouTube series, Carpool Karaoke – and we have to admit, it was a pretty funny episode.

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There was singing, dancing and even a wrestling match on a stranger’s front lawn.

But lead singer Anthony Kiedis recently claimed that it wasn’t all fun and games during filming.

Anthony told Chris Moyles, during an interview on his Radio X show, that while filming an unseen dance-off segment, he actually helped save a baby’s life.

He says a mother came running out of her home when her baby, Nina, stopped breathing, and screamed for help.

Anthony, who has an 8-year-old son named Everly Bear, revealed:

“After the wrestle-off, we had a glorious dance-off, which led to a very interesting unscripted moment.

“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 lady thrust her baby into my arms, the baby was not breathing.

“So I thought, I’m gonna try to do some baby CPR real quick, to see if I can get some air in this kid.

“Tried to open the mouth [and it was] locked shut. So I started rubbing the belly. Bubbles came out of the mouth. Eyes rolled back into place.

“The ambulance showed up. I handed the baby over, who was now breathing fine.

“It was kind of a beautiful thing that we stopped for the dance-off. The baby needed help and we were there.”

We reckon everyone involved was pretty lucky to be in the right place at the right time.

And of course, his quick-thinking was partly due to his parental instinct. He admitted:

“When you’re a dad, and someone yells ‘my baby’… you run across the street!”

Anthony brushed off being called a ‘hero’ by Chris’s co-host, but we’d say his actions were nothing short of heroic ?

And if little Nina’s mum wasn’t a RHCP fan before… she definitely is now!

Watch the band’s Carpool Karaoke episode here

Images: YouTube/The Late Late Show

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