Anthony Kiedis: Singer, Chili Pepper, Baby Saver?
According to an interview Kiedis did with a British radio station, Kiedis put his lifesaving skills to the test. The Red Hot Chili Peppers hung out with James Corden for some Carpool Karaoke, but the most exciting part when the cameras were not rolling.
As the group took a break, a mother came out of her house with her baby, and was shouting “my baby, my baby, my baby!”. Kiedis, being a father, sprang into action and started to perform CPR on the baby.
“I thought, ‘I’m gonna try and do a little baby CPR real quick to see if I can get some air in this kid.’ Tried to open the mouth, [it was] locked shut. So I started rubbing the belly, bubbles came out of the mouth, the eyes rolled back into place,” recalled Kiedis.
Kiedis calls the incident a “beautiful thing,” telling the UK’s Radio X that the baby was breathing normally when the ambulance showed up.
“When you’re a dad and somebody yells, ‘My baby!’ you jog across the street,” said Kiedis. “The little baby looked at me the whole time until the ambulance guy came. Nina; little baby Nina.”