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.