Saturday 7 December 2019

Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman 'did a little baby CPR' while filming with Corden

Frontman Anthony Kiedis described the incident as an
Frontman Anthony Kiedis described the incident as an "unscripted moment"

Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis has told how he saved a baby's life while filming Carpool Karaoke with James Corden.

The band were recently featured as Corden's guest in the popular segment for his American TV show, The Late Late Show, which sees celebrities singing along with him in a car as he drives to work in Los Angeles.

The YouTube video of the Chili Peppers and Corden, which shows them singing topless and wrestling on a lawn, has already notched up more than nine million views.

Kiedis told The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X about an "unscripted moment" during filming that saw him help a woman whose baby was in distress.

Explaining how they filmed a dance-off segment, which was not shown in the final edit, he told how a woman came running towards them.

He said: "We danced off, we tied and then we were going to celebrate with some Mexican food on the corner. And 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.

"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."

Corden's Carpool Karaoke videos have been an internet sensation and have featured the likes of Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder and Adele, whose video has amassed more than 100 million views.

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