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Anthony Kiedis Saved A Baby’s Life While Filming Carpool Karaoke

By Carlos Delgado

By now you’ve probably seen the the episode of Carpool Karaoke featuring the Red Hot Chili Peppers and all the weirdness that went along with it (wrestling in a stranger’s yard, getting naked in the car, etc.). And while it may have seemed like all fun and games, a very serious situation developed right in the middle of shooting.

Anthony Kiedis recalled the incident while on Radio X. After filming the dance-off, Kiedis and the crew were going to celebrate with some food when suddenly a woman burst out of her home yelling “my baby, my baby, my baby can’t breathe!”

“We all ran across the street, Kiedis remembers. “The lady thrust the baby into my arms. The baby was not breathing.”

But being a father and a quick thinker, Kiedis immediately knew what to do. “I thought, ‘I’m going to try and do a little baby CPR real quick to see if I can get some air into this kid,” he explains.

Unfortunately the baby’s mouth was locked shut, so Kiedis started rubbing the child’s stomach. Luckily, that seemed to do the trick. “Bubbles started coming out of the mouth, the eyes rolled back into place,” Kiedis says. “The ambulance showed up and I handed the baby over who was breathing and fine. And we went back to Carpool Karaoke.”

Kiedis then reflects on how fortunate it was that they happened to be at the right place at the right time, saying “It was kind of a beautiful thing that we stopped for the dance off.”

“When you’re a dad and somebody yells ‘My Baby,’ you jog across the street.”


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