Hol­ly­wood Medium

TV Plus (South Africa) - - 12 FEBRUARY -

When 20-year-old Tyler Henry was start­ing high school, a medium told him that by age 19 he’d have his own TV clair­voy­ant show. And she was right! Tyler, dubbed the Doo­gie Howser, MD (1989-1993) of medi­ums (re­fer­ring to his youth­ful­ness), is now the talk of the town with Hol­ly­wood Medium (2016cur­rent). How­ever, be­ing a clair­voy­ant and hav­ing psy­chic abil­i­ties wasn’t the eas­i­est thing to deal with grow­ing up.

1 Tyler knew from a young age that he was dif­fer­ent, “es­pe­cially when I was able to see and feel things that most peo­ple weren’t able to”. 2 Mom Theresa thought that her son had imag­i­nary friends. “Tyler used to say things that chil­dren just don’t say,” ex­plains Theresa, who says that she’s now his #1 fan. 3 His first clair­voy­ant ex­pe­ri­ence was with the death of his gran in 2006 – he woke up know­ing that she was go­ing to die. The fam­ily got the call a few min­utes later say­ing that she’d passed. Ini­tially it freaked him out when peo­ple ap­peared to him and when an­i­mals be­gan haunt­ing his dreams “to a point where I de­vel­oped sleep­ing prob­lems”. 4 A cou­ple of life-chang­ing events and a near-death ex­pe­ri­ence (he’s keep­ing tight-lipped on this) con­vinced Tyler that he had to help peo­ple. He signed up to be a Hospice nurse and started us­ing his abil­i­ties on peo­ple. 5 The one abil­ity he doesn’t have is to drive around. “I don’t have my li­cence yet and my mom drives me to my ap­point­ments,” Tyler laughs. 6 And in case you won­dered, no, clair­voy­ants can’t see their own fu­tures. “I think it’s a cruel joke from the uni­verse,” quips Tyler, who’s gay.

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