Here’s How Carpool Karaoke Saved A Baby’s Life

by : Tom Percival on : 20 Jun 2016 10:35

The lead singer of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers has revealed that he saved a baby’s life while filming James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke.

Speaking to Radio X host Chris Moyles, the band’s frontman Anthony Kiedis revealed that the Late Late Show sketch took a dark turn when a woman claimed her baby had stopped breathing, The Mirror reports.


He explained:

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.


Kiedis then took the child from its mother and rubbed its stomach until bubbles began to appear out of his mouth and ‘the eyes rolled back into place’.

An ambulance later arrived and declared that the baby was ‘breathing and fine’ so the group went back to filming the skit.

Kiedis spent some time during the interview reflecting on there being there at that time calling it a ‘beautiful thing’.


Viewers didn’t see get to see Kiedis’ incredible bravery as the cameras weren’t rolling when it happened.

However they did get the next best thing when the band and Corden went topless part way through their journey.

Corden quipped:

I feel like, if I’m in the car on my own with my top off, I look weird. Somehow, with the fact the three of us have our tops off, it feels completely normal.


Carpool Karaoke saving lives and giving us ageing topless rockers what’s not to love…

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Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.

Topics: Music


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    Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis 'helped save a baby's life' during Carpool Karaoke with James Corden