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Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis Took a Break From 'Car Pool Karaoke' to Save a Baby's Life

Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers
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Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers performs during the 2016 BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival on May 29, 2016 in Napa, Calif.

Somewhere between not stopping and being addicted to the shindig, Anthony Kiedis says he performed an incredible humanitarian feat while shooting for James Corden’s Late Late Show

In an interview with Radio X host Chris Moyles, the Red Hot Chili Peppers singer said he helped revive a baby that had stopped breathing… simply by rubbing its belly. Kiedis and Corden had just filmed a dance-off (which didn’t make the episode’s final cut) when a woman came out of her house holding a baby, shouting that it couldn’t breathe. 

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“We all ran across the street, the lady thrust her 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,’” Kiedis explained on the radio show. “I 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.” 

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Just after that, he says an ambulance showed up and the whole group returned to filming their "Car Pool Karaoke" segment. You know, just a little civilian duty in the middle of creating some viral content. 

Watch the full interview below. The Chili Peppers’ new album The Getaway drops tomorrow (June 17).

 


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