James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke segment on The Late Late Show has given us so much more than just watching famous people fulfill an obligation to their publicist. It’s where we learned that Leonardo DiCaprio calls people “boo boo” and that Adele would probably be into replacing both Posh and Sporty in that upcoming Spice Girls reunion tour. And now we can add “saving babies” to the list of things Carpool Karaoke is responsible for.
The latest edition of Carpool Karaoke aired on Monday night and featured the Red Hot Chili Peppers. According to an interview Anthony Keidis recently gave to UK’s Radio X (via Page Six), things got really dramatic on the day they filmed it. Shortly after they finished karaoke-ing, they all decided to pull the car over and get some Mexican food. That’s when they saw a panicked woman coming out of a house across the street with a baby saying “My baby, my baby can’t breathe.” And I’m sure the most terrifying thing they thought they were going to hear that day was the words “I’m going to tape this mic to your bare skin.”
All the Peppers ran across the street, and Anthony says the woman shoved the baby into his arms. Anthony immediately shifted into hero mode and tried CPR. Unfortunately, the baby’s mouth was locked shut, so he couldn’t breath in any air. So he started rubbing the baby’s tummy instead. Eventually bubbles started coming out of baby’s mouth and their eyes rolled back into place. An ambulance showed up, and he passed the baby off to paramedics.
I don’t know if Anthony learned those life-saving skills during his trip to the hospital last month or what, but damn. If someone handed me an unconscious baby while I was eating tacos, I would be freaking out and screaming and knocking over hot sauces and shit. Anthony deserves some kind of award or medal for his quick thinking. I would be ok if he received that medal shirtless and the city pinned it to a gym sock. Just a suggestion!