Anthony Kiedis, Superhero! Red Hot Chili Peppers Singer Saves a Baby
Somewhere in the midst of stripping, joking and singing along to his band's biggest hits while carpooling with late night talk show host James Corden, Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis managed to save a baby's life.
As Kiedis explained during an interview with Chris Moyles of Radio X, which you can watch above in a really narrow strip for reasons I can't seem to fix at the moment, the baby and her distraught mother were lucky enough to have the Chili Peppers across the street filming a dance-off segment when a crisis struck:
"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."
The incredibly random and highly fortuitous timing of the event was not lost on Kiedis. "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.”
The Red Hot Chili Peppers' newest studio album, The Getaway, hits stores tomorrow (June 17). Three of its songs have already been made available: The title track, the lead single "Dark Necessities" and "We Turn Red."
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