James Corden was the one being interviewed Sunday night when he was on Talking With Chris Hardwick. During the interview, James discussed the origin of Carpool Karaoke and the time Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers saved a baby's life.
The idea came from a sketch James was in for the U.K.'s Red Nose Day charity telethon. James said, "The whole thing started with me and George Michael in a car singing Wham! Songs. And, um, people just really responded to it." So when James moved to the United States to host The Late Late Show, he brought the idea with him. While James knew it was a good idea, he had no idea how hard it would be to pick up hitchhiking celebrities. James said, "If you think of a recording artist -- Just everyone in the room and at home, think of a recording artist. Have you got one? They said no."
Although, artists, eventually, started saying yes, like the Red Hot Chili Peppers who did more than just sing songs, they also saved lives. While shooting a dance-off between Anthony Kiedis and James Corden, a woman came running out screaming, holding a lifeless baby, and Kiedis jumped into action. James said that Kiedis immediately ran over to help the woman with the baby. James then described what Kiedis did, saying, "Anthony Kiedis took this baby and he lay her on the floor, and he just started rubbing her chest. And he was listening, and he said, 'It's okay. She's breathing. It's okay.'" After a few taps on the back, and before the ambulance could even get there, Kiedis revived the baby, and they all took off to sing some more Carpool Karaoke.