Tyler Henry isn’t your typical 20-year-old. The reserved Californian harbors special talents that are showcased weekly during his E! hit, Hollywood Medium. Since the show’s debut in January 2016, millions of viewers have tuned in to see which celebrities he’ll connect with next. We caught up with Tyler to find out just when he knew his talents were extraordinary and what viewers can expect to see during the season. Stream episodes 1-4 and make sure to catch a brand new episode tonight at 8/7c on E!
When did you first realize you had such unique talents?
I realized I had an ability at the age of ten, when I had a premonition of my grandmother’s passing. From there, I began noticing intuitive impressions would come through in my day-to-day life, and by the time I was sixteen I had refined the process enough to do formal readings.
Is it difficult for you to operate in densely populated areas? I’d imagine it may be a sensory overload for you.
It can be incredibly difficult being in large crowds, particularly in places I’m unfamiliar with. Not only do I pick up information about those around me, but their deceased loved ones as well. That makes a full house even fuller!
What advice would you give to young people who suspect they may share some of the same talents as you?
I think it’s really important to surround yourself with people who are going to be nurturing of your talents. Practicing an ability helps refine it, and this ability is no exception.
Do you have a wish list of clients you’d love to work with?
I would absolutely love to read Lana Del Rey! I’m a huge fan of her music, and I’d be curious to see who would come through for her!
What can viewers expect to see during the new season?
This season you can expect to see a whole new gamut of celebrity client readings who are looking to connect with insight or closure. You’ll get to see a very personal side to the clients. You’ll also get to see more family/friend reactions to the readings, and as a result a whole new layer of validation and life-changing experiences.