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‘Hollywood Medium’ Tyler Henry talks growing up, skeptics and memoir ‘Here & Hereafter’

Celebrity medium Tyler Henry is OK with people being skeptical about his abilities.

Even the late talk show host Larry King took a playful jab at Henry while appearing on “Larry King Now.” Henry said he had accidentally walked in on King using the restroom while on set, startling both parties, and he recalls King saying, “You’re supposed to be psychic – didn’t you know I was there?”

That’s not exactly how it all works, Henry explained.

“It’s such a funny story and will forever be burned in my mind,” he said of the moment during a recent phone interview.

“It’s important to be true to who you are and I’m no stranger to people not liking me for one reason or another,” Henry said. “I dealt with it in having to come out of the closet and being gay and growing up in a small conservative town. As a medium, I encourage skepticism. I encourage critical thinking. That’s how we learn new things.”

Henry shares stories like this one in his new book, “Here & Hereafter: How Wisdom from the Departed can Transform Your Life Now,” which comes out March 29.

He was thrust into the spotlight at just 19 years old when he landed his own E! television series, “Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry,” which began airing in 2016. The show’s premise was to display Henry’s psychic abilities, featuring him meeting celebrities such as Jim Parsons, RuPaul, Rebel Wilson, and Khloé Kardashian and Kris Jenner to connect them with loved ones on the other side.

The same year Henry got the TV gig, he published his first memoir, “Between Two Worlds: Lessons from the Other Side,” which chronicled his life growing up in Hanford, Calif., how he began to notice his abilities at the age of 10 and his rise to fame.

Now at 26, Henry currently resides in the Hollywood Hills with his boyfriend, Clint, and has a new series, “Life After Death with Tyler Henry,” which debuted on Netflix earlier this month. He’s also currently promoting his new book by him.

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