Wow! Actual heroics apparently took place on the set of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke when the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ frontman, Anthony Kiedis, literally saved a baby’s life in between takes. The singer revealed all in a recent interview, and we have to say, this is one wild story!
The Red Hot Chili Peppers, including lead singer, Anthony Kiedis, 53, piled into James Corden’s, 37, car to take off their shirts and sing some karaoke earlier this week for James’ Carpool Karaoke segment. But apparently a lot MORE went down than just singing! In a June 16 interview, Anthony shockingly revealed that he miraculously saved a child’s life off camera. But even crazier? He totally played it off like it was no big deal — what a hero!
Anthony didn’t share the story until he appeared on England’s Radio X days after the alleged incident took place. But once he finally dished, he was instantly deemed a hero! The singer told host Chris Moyles that after his unaired dance-off with James — which ended in a tie — they planned to celebrate with some Mexican food. But right before they set off for a restaurant on the corner, “A woman came out of her house holding a child, crying, ‘My baby, my baby, my baby can’t breathe!’”
The band reportedly rushed across the street immediately in order to investigate, and the woman handed the baby girl to Anthony. “I thought, ‘I’m going to try and do a little baby C.P.R. real quick to see if I can get some air in this kid,’” he said. Anthony’s a parent himself, to eight-year-old son, Everly Bear Kiedis, so there’s no doubt his parental instincts kicked in!
Anthony Kiedis saved a baby during Carpool Karaoke. This is incredible! https://t.co/9ZfxoRkOBr
— Radio X (@RadioX) June 16, 2016
“I tried to open the mouth . . . shut, 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.” All in a day’s work, right?
“Are you serious?” a stunned Chis asked Anthony on the show. “I’m serious,” he cooly replied. “It was kind of a beautiful thing that we stopped for the dance-off. The baby needed help. We were there. . . . When you’re a dad, and somebody yells, ‘My baby,’ you jog across the street. . . . No hero. It was just a dance-off that ended with a seizure baby.” Now that truly is a super dad if we ever saw one!
What do you think of Anthony’s heroic actions, HollywoodLifers? Pretty amazing story, right?