Hollywood medium has a new book and a new tour
Five years ago, Tyler Henry became a household name with the premiere of his breakout E! TV shows Hollywood medium with Tyler Henry. Then came Tyler’s first memoir Between two worlds: lessons from the other side. Now Tyler is traveling the country with An Evening of Hope and Healingas he prepares to release his second book in February 2022,Here and Beyond: How the Wisdom of the Dead Can Transform Your Life Now .
We posted on social media that we were going to interview you. The two questions we’ve received the most are “what can we expect in 2022?” and ‘when will the pandemic officially end?’
Tyler Henry: My God, it’s been such a ride and I think we’ve all become familiar with the four walls of our home. I’m not the kind of psychic who predicts large-scale world events. I am more of an individual medium. For example, I usually bring information for one person versus all of humanity. I think we are heading in a more optimistic direction and better days for sure.
It’s been a while since you hit the road, but you’re finally back on tour. What can fans expect An Evening of Hope and Healing ?
E: The show is really a two-part show. During part one, I tell my story, what brought me here, and I share what I’ve learned from the thousands of readings I’ve done, which gives context to the readings I conduct later. In the evening. In the second part of the show, I focus on the audience and do as many readings as I can in the time I have. Some readings are stronger than others. The goal is to leave people better than I found them.
your second bookHere and Beyond: How the Wisdom of the Dead Can Transform Your Life Now should be released on February 1. What can readers expect?
E: During the pandemic, I had plenty of time to sit down and think. I had a health alert at the start of the pandemic. In fact, a month before the pandemic, my lung collapsed, I nearly died, had to have emergency surgery, and was in the hospital for three weeks. I had a lot of time to think, and this book is the culmination of what I have learned since. When my first book came out, there was pressure to coincide with the series. The second book really allowed me to think in a way that I couldn’t in the first book. First, I’m older now, I’m 25. Second, I’ve done a lot of readings since and gained a lot more experience. My goal is to always update people with what I have learned as well as what has changed in my beliefs. I think when new information is presented to you, it is helpful to share it with others. The basis of the new book is also what the other side can teach us about living our best lives. These are individuals who have lived and died and the premise is based on what they would do differently.
Prior to this, did you struggle with lung issues such as asthma or did the experience catch you off guard?
E: We really suspect that I had Covid-19 at the end of 2019. We all got sick in my house. I was sick in a way that I had never been sick before. Shortly after, my lung collapsed. When they opened me up they found my lungs were like swiss cheese, I was leaking air and it was very difficult to reinflate my lungs. This is not my first contact with death. In my first book, I talked about having brain surgery at eighteen. On the contrary, it gave me a greater appreciation for being alive and made me much more present to a person.
How did you cope during the Covid-19 pandemic?
E: It was not easy. I went on the roller coaster with everyone. As a media, there is a lot of pressure and expectation to have answers and to predict every world event. Although I’ve told my family and friends for years that a pandemic was one of my biggest fears of my life, I was none the wiser when it happened. It was humbling and I was grateful to have a strong support system. I’ve been with my boyfriend for five years and there’s no one else I’d rather be locked up with. On the contrary, it has strengthened our relationship, and I am very grateful for that.
How did you meet each-other ?
E: Funny enough, he slipped into those Instagram DMs (laughs). It was quite an interesting circumstance as his grandfather passed away shortly before he contacted me. I read his message and felt this overwhelming urge to respond and give him a message about his grandfather. It was a message that no one could have known about the reason for his death. When I shared this with him, his family validated the message as true as they were very deeply in their grief. From the start we had a very special bond because he was mourning the passing of his grandfather, I was able to validate that, he moved in very quickly and you know how gay people are – we move fast – but it ‘was great !
Do you still offer individual readings, and if so, how much do you charge?
E: Individual readings are one of my favorite activities simply because they are so intertwined. They usually last one to two hours. My goal is generally to do as many charity readings as possible. I occasionally do giveaways on social media. Very often the time I allocate to individual readings is free for people who may not be able to pay or who have suffered an extraordinary loss with which I sympathize. I have other ways to maintain a lifestyle through my job, my books, and as a consultant to billionaires and very wealthy corporations. This is where most of my money is made. The majority of the readings I do for the ordinary person are done for free, which many don’t realize.
It is very admirable. Who is the most interesting person you have read so far?
E: The most interesting is always a difficult answer to give. I will personally say that I found reading RuPaul to be one of the most impactful reads for me. RuPaul was someone I looked up to as a kid when I had no one else to look up to. I saw myself in him for obvious reasons. To be able to meet him, put him in touch with his father and offer an apology that he never received from his father during his lifetime was cathartic and moving. I think in a way I was able to give back to someone who gave me so much in my youth, which made it so memorable.
Do you have a strong LGBT clientele?
E: For sure! I have clients from different backgrounds, beliefs, cultures and orientations. It’s beautiful because it really reflects for me this humanity that we all share. We all have the same questions and needs. It’s nice to talk about all these different demographics.
What does the process look like to read someone? Are you able to see entities or do you receive a mental download of information?
E: An info download is an apt way of saying it. Many people have misconceptions where I see dead people walking around randomly, alaThe sixth sense. It’s not so clear. I have refined this mental process which is akin to conscious active daydreaming. I let my mind wander, and in doing so I get these subtle impressions. Sometimes they are mental images, sometimes physical sensations that correspond to the way someone acted. It varies. My sixth sense uses the other five senses to communicate the message. I compare it to a blank canvas. Whoever passes by paints the picture through my mind and body to convey what he wants the person to know. A good reading consists of having an accuracy of 80% or immediate validation.
It is interesting to hear how you receive the information from your side…
E: It’s a lot! I never know what will happen. Anxiety has been a big issue that I struggled with because I follow my job but at the same time I don’t have control over what I get and/or don’t get. It’s a lot of pressure, especially when you set the bar high because people expect you to hit that bar every time. It is a blessing but also a great responsibility.
Buy tickets for upcoming local shows at TylerHenryHollywoodMedium.com.
March 11, 2022 at the Xcite Center at Parx Casino at 8 p.m. in Bensalem, PA