The Red Hot Chili Peppers are heroes!
Anthony Kiedis, the frontman of the Chili Peppers revealed this week that after he and the band wrapped their segment on “The Late Late Show” things took a serious turn when Kiedis had to resuscitate a baby.
He talked about the life or death experience during an appearance on Chris Moyles’ radio show on Radio X.
“We also had a dance-off, which they didn’t include, we had a dance-off after the wrestle-off, which led to an interesting, unscripted moment,” he started. “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!'”
Kiedis is a father to an 8-year-old son, Everly Bear. He said that his paternal instincts kicked in when he saw the baby in distress.
“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,'” he said. “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.”
Kiedis said that he is “no hero,” but it’s clear that he was definitely in the right place at the right time.