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EXCLUSIVE: Tyler Henry drops some hard truths about being the Hollywood Medium

The 22-year-old carries a heavy blessing...

By Chloe Lal

You may have heard of Tyler Henry.

He's the remarkable 22-year-old that happens to have his own show called Hollywood Medium.

If you've ever watched the Hayu hit reality series, Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry, you'd know Tyler has a remarkable gift.

To celebrate the show's third season, we spoke exclusively with the psychic... And there was so much we didn't see coming!

Tyler has done readings for Hollywood's biggest stars, including Boy George.
Tyler has done readings for Hollywood's biggest stars, including Boy George.

How did Tyler Henry become a Hollywood Medium?

"It all started when I was 10 years old.

When I was 10, I had a premonition of my grandmother's death. At the time I didn't understand what was going on.

I grew up in a very Christian household where we didn't talk about anything like that – you know spirits or premonitions.

One night, I woke up and I just knew my grandmother was going to pass away.

I went into the other room to try and tell my mum. It almost felt like I was remembering her death as if it had already happened.

As I was explaining this to my mum, her phone rang. I remember she picked it up and received the news that my grandmother had just died.

That really was the catalyst and now my life is on this path.

It took about three years between the ages of 10-13 to really figure out what was going on with me."

What is it actually like living with the ability to talk to dead people?

"In the beginning it was difficult. It was hard to wrangle and manage but as I got older, I've been able to refine it.

Now, there's a time and place for it. I don't let it dictate my life anymore.

I think that's essential for maintaining some degree of normality.

It's important to be on and to also shut off! There is just so much emotion both from the other side and the people that mediums interact with.

People are searching and grieving and looking for answers.

The thing is, as medium we don't always have all the answers. Our goal is to be a conjugate for information.

It really is a big responsibility. I tend to not read people when I'm at the supermarket or in my day-to-day life. It's like therapy – it's so personal and intimate."

Why season three is the best so far

"It's been amazing! It's gone by so fast and I just can't believe were already in our third season.

I feel like this season has a whole new element to it. I'm so happy for people to see it.

I get to sit down with people like Megan Fox to LaToya Jackson. There are some pretty extraordinary experiences."

Tyler Henry's dream reading

"It would definitely be Nicole Kidmam... I just love her!"

"Or Margot Robbie!"

Tyler would love to read Nicole Kidman!
Tyler would love to read Nicole Kidman!

Connecting with the King of Pop, Michael Jackson

"It was so special for me because when I go to any house, I never know where I'm going or who I'm reading.

When I got to the location, LaToya Jackson opened the door and I immediately recognised her.

I knew it was Michael Jackson who she intended for me to connect with and hear from as a medium.

I sat with her and gave her information that was quite specific and wasn't public knowledge. She really came with the big intention to understand the moments the lead up to Michael's passing and a timeline of how that went down.

There was still questions about that in the Jackson family. He came through and gave specifics. Some of it was private information and some of it was public.

He basically pieced together a timeline about what exactly lead up to his passing. He gave her a deeper sense of closure around it."

How difficult is it to live with your gift?

"It really is a huge responsibility. I like to compare my job to a mailman. I just deliver the message whatever that it. I don't write the letters, I'm just delivering them.

It's more of a sense – I'm a conjugate for information. During a reading it can get very emotional.

With Michael [Jackson], it was a sense of really focusing on the information coming through and making sure I interpreted it properly.

For me it is very technical process. When I watch the show and the episodes back, that's when I actually get emotional.

I guess when I'm out of it, I can experience it... It's funny how that goes."

The one reading that broke Tyler's heart

"Kristin Cavallari was one of the most emotional and impactful for me personally.

In the reading her parents were watching in the back room. Her mum and her dad were watching because Kristin had lost her brother.

He passed away in a mysterious way. When he came through, he communicated to her with an image of a license plate on a wall.

Now I didn't know what that meant but her dad, who was watching the back, got really overwhelmed because he just had a license plate made for him.

It had his birth date and his death date. And they had a whole license plate wall which was in California and we were in Nashville.

It was a really crazy moment. I think it helped the entire family move forward."

WATCH: Kristin's brother tragically dies at the age of 30

Can you be religious and still believe in mediums?

"Growing up I was in a really faith-based community, my household was quite religious. As time went on I'd go to church on the weekends and weekdays.

I was told to really have faith in a higher power. As a kid, that was really confusing for me because after I started having these experiences where I would feel information and remember details about other people's lives – I started seeing they could be validated.

I knew this information was coming from a higher power but it didn't really fit into religion for me. As time went on I actually found that I started finding more trust in the information that would come through and started developing more of a trust-based spirituality rather than a faith-based spirituality.

I was able to reach, see and connect to the other side. It gave me a deeper confidence in my spirituality.

I think we all have the ability to connect to a deeper intuition.

We all have an intuition. If we can just identify how it communicates to us then we can really rely on ourselves.

People are often looking outside of themselves for answers and information.

Often times we know best and it's about getting out of our own way and allowing ourselves to tap into that intuition."

Would Tyler ever work with the police?

"I have worked with families and have had outreach with people from all over who've been interested in that area.

I've been able to provide some advice to people – in some cases.

For me, I find missing persons cases so emotional and difficult. It's so heavy but it is something I intend to do down the track."

You can stream Season Three of Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry on Hayu, every Thursday, same day as the U.S.