|Born||1995/1996 (age 26–27)|
Hanford, California, U.S.
|Television||Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry, Life After Death with Tyler Henry|
|Part of a series on the|
Tyler Henry Koelewyn (born 1995/1996) is an American reality show personality who appears in the series Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry as a clairvoyant medium. The series began its broadcast on the E! Television Network in the United States in January 2016. He has published two books.
According to Henry, he noticed that he had clairvoyant abilities when he was ten years old.
In January 2016 Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry premiered on E!. In March 2016, it was announced that E! had ordered a second season of the show. Henry published a memoir titled Between Two Worlds: Lessons from the Other Side the same year. In 2022, he published at second book, Here & Hereafter: How Wisdom from the Departed Can Transform Your Life Now.
In February 2018, People printed an article in advance of the third season of Hollywood Medium. The article detailed Henry's claims about his abilities, the development of his "powers", and his reading with La Toya Jackson set to air in the new season, in which he claimed to contact Michael Jackson.
Henry has given readings to many celebrities, such as Nancy Grace, Alan Thicke, retired NBA player John Salley and actors Monica Potter, Amber Rose, Jaleel White, the Kardashians, Carmen Electra, Matt Lauer, Chad Michael Murray, Rick Fox, Megan Fox, Chrissy Metz, Kristin Cavallari, Bobby Brown, Roselyn Sanchez, and Tom Arnold.
Death of Alan Thicke
On December 13, 2016, actor Alan Thicke died due to aortic dissection at the age of 69. Several months before his death, Thicke was the subject of a reading done for the Hollywood Medium TV show. Among the many topics discussed by Henry, the concern of possible heart problems was addressed, with Henry suggesting that Thicke had a heart problem like "multiple men" in Thicke's family. After Thicke died, this part of his reading was referenced by Henry's fans as evidence that Henry had actually predicted Thicke's death. Various news outlets reported on this. Susan Gerbic challenged the claim that this was a successful psychic prediction, arguing that "Henry was again playing the odds" given that heart disease is the "number one cause of death for American males".
It is the opinion of scientific skeptics that mediumship is a con and that Henry is no exception. Skeptical activists and others concerned with Henry's rise in popularity have actively attempted to counter the public perception that what Henry claims to do reflects reality. In particular, they have argued that Henry relies on a mix of cold reading techniques and prior knowledge of his subjects, or hot reading, to make his claims. Specific examples where it is alleged that he used these techniques include sessions with Ronda Rousey, Carole Radziwill, Matt Lauer, and Nancy Grace.
Critics have argued that Henry's actions are exploitative, and he has been dismissed as one of many mediums who lack training in counselling, resulting in a "tremendous" risk of harm. Henry reportedly welcomes skepticism about his work: "I am content with people asking questions", he told the Fresno Bee.
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