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Anthony Kiedis saved a baby's life while filming 'Carpool Karaoke'

A "Carpool Karaoke" segment turned into Rescue 911 when a woman came running up to Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis and asked him to help revive her infant.

Kiedis told Radio X he was shooting a dance-off with his bandmates and Late Late Show host James Corden when suddenly a woman came out of her house holding a baby and screaming that he couldn't breathe. Kiedis and the others ran across the street, and the terrified mom put her baby into his arms. "I thought, 'I'm going to try and do a little baby CPR real quick to see if I can get some air in this kid,'" he said. Kiedis said he tried to open the baby's mouth but it was "locked shut," so he began to rub his stomach until "bubbles started coming out of the mouth, the eyes rolled back into place." By the time an ambulance arrived, Kiedis gave paramedics the now-breathing baby.

After all the excitement, the group nonchalantly went back to shooting "Carpool Karaoke." Kiedis said it was a "beautiful thing that we stopped for the dance-off" because he was able to help the baby, and there was never any question about providing aid: "When you're a dad and somebody yells, 'My baby,' you jog across the street." Catherine Garcia