By Emma Malefakis

Most young celebrities are known for their talents but none quite like Tyler Henry. He has a unique gift of his own: He connects to those who have departed. Known as one of Hollywood’s youngest psychics, he began working as a medium when he was just 16-years-old. He practiced his skill in a small town in California and has since worked with some of the biggest stars, including Snooki and Boy George. His everyday life was recently pitched for a reality TV show, and now The Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry is airing Sunday nights at 10/9c on E!.

In our exclusive celebrity interview, Henry opens up to us about his own near-death experience and shared his best relationship advice.

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The reality TV star admits he owes much of his success to his supportive parents. “It took some time, but they now see the healing impact that the readings have in giving people insight, clarity, and closure,” he says. “Now, it’s just on a much larger scale.” Of all the challenges he faces, the young medium says that crowds are the toughest part, but “the benefits of his gift outweigh any of the downsides.”

It’s understandable how such a talent can be overwhelming to others since they can’t completely understand the ability of clairvoyance. “I get strong visual and mental imagery in my mind’s eye when I concentrate on a person. This imagery, when pieced together and interpreted as a message, is then delivered to a person as means to provide some form of insight,” he explains.

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Henry has read hundreds of celebrities. He says one of the most shocking readings was with Tracey Gold. “Many revelations can come from readings, and many of them can be incredibly surprising. A murder victim that she was connected to came through and acknowledged the details of her passing,” he divulges.  

Even with all his success, there are always doubters when it comes to the talents of mediums. “Thankfully, every celebrity who agreed to have their session filmed was open in some capacity, even the skeptics,” he shares. Henry says that he communicates what the client is meant to hear, not necessarily what they want to hear, and of course, that requires some tact.

Despite all of the celebrities he has had the opportunity to work with, if he had the chance to read anyone in the world, it would be the Dalai Lama. “To be able to connect to such an influential, and inspiring person would be an absolute honor,” he gushes. 

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Young Psychic Shares Relationship Advice

In his personal life, the medium admits that his gift doesn’t cause too many relationship problems. “I’m one of the few people who can probably tell whether or not there’s going to be a second date before the first one,” he says with a laugh. When it comes to his celebrity crush, he admits, “Ezra Miller, hands down!”

The greatest piece of relationship advice he has to offer is for those with a significant other on the other side: “Honor their legacy by having new and exciting experiences and look for the signs they will give to show they are still with you,” he explains. “They also want you to be open to new relationships and love.”

The heartache of losing a significant other is unimaginable, and the pain of losing a child is even harder for people to accept. Henry has these words for grieving parents: “Children are met by loved ones on the other side and are helped in their transition with ease,” he says. “Every child that I’ve ever brought through has acknowledged being at peace with God.” 

What many people don’t know is that the celebrity clairvoyant had a near-death experience of his own. “In February 2014, I suffered brain swelling due to water on the brain caused by a brain cyst,” he reveals. He had emergency brain surgery and was in the intensive care unit for days. “It was life-changing for me — nothing quite grounds you like a near-death experience,” he shares in our celebrity interview. “It showed me what really matters and just how fragile life in this realm can be.”

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As for what’s next for Henry, he plans to continue doing readings and even has a book in the works. He would love to travel and tour the world. “I have so many causes that I hope to be able to bring light to, particularly in grief awareness and support for parents who experience the loss of a child,” he says. “I am so thankful to be able to share my gift with the world and help aid in the grief process, one reading at a time.”

Tune in for The Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry on E! on Sundays at 10/9c. You can keep up with Tyler on Twitter @tyhenrymedium