Recently, Anthony Kiedis and the rest of the Red Hot Chili Peppers appeared in the segment “Carpool Karaoke” with James Corden for The Late Late Show with James Corden. James Corden, Anthony, Chad Smith, Flea, and Josh Klinghoffer sang some of the band’s most popular songs including “Californication,” “Under the Bridge,” and “Can’t Stop.” They even sang “Food Glorious Food” from the musical Oliver. Anthony and James even got into a friendly wrestling match on a lawn. The 15-minute segment has 15 million views as of writing. You can view the video below.
Although the video showed the five men having a good time, there was a serious incident that happened that didn’t make the cut. According to New York Daily News, Anthony Kiedis saved a baby’s life while shooting “Carpool Karaoke.”
Anthony Kiedis did an interview with Radio X in England on Thursday wherein he revealed some things that happened during the “Carpool Karaoke” segment shooting that wasn’t included in the final video. Kiedis said that after his wrestling match with Corden, they had a dance-off and were off to celebrate at a nearby Mexican place when suddenly, a mother rushed out of her house carrying her baby. The lady was shouting and said that her baby was not breathing and handed the little one to Kiedis.
— SPIN (@SPINmagazine) June 17, 2016
Anthony Kiedis, who luckily was quick to act, attempted to do CPR on the baby but the little one’s mouth was locked shut, so the Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman rubbed her belly and bubbles came out of her mouth; the baby’s eyes rolled back into place. Kiedis held the baby until an ambulance showed up at the scene. Afterward, Kiedis, James Corden, and the rest of the Red Hot Chili Peppers went back to shoot “Carpool Karaoke.”
“It was kind of a beautiful thing that we stopped for the dance off. We were there, the baby needed help and we were there.”
“The little baby looked at me the whole time until the ambulance came. Nina. Little baby Nina.”
The hosts of the show were in disbelief after hearing Anthony Kiedis’ story. “Hero,” one of the hosts of the radio show said, to which Anthony Kiedis responded, “No hero, no hero. It was just a dance-off.” Kiedis himself is a father of an 8-year-old son, so it’s not surprising that he knows what to do in emergency situations.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers just dropped their eleventh studio album entitled The Getaway. The first single from the album, “Dark Necessities,” was released on May 5, and it is the band’s 25th song to enter the top 10 Billboard singles chart.
— Red Hot ChiliPeppers (@ChiliPeppers) June 17, 2016
Regarding their unique sound, Anthony Kiedis said that was the goal for the band.
“We didn’t think about it, but we never wanted to sound like anybody else.”
The Red Hot Chili Peppers is currently on their The Getaway world tour, which began in February. This month, the band will be playing in Denmark, Poland, Russia Canada, Japan, Korea, and the United States. The world tour will end in October, and their last few concerts will take place in Paris, France.
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