Tyler Butler-Figueroa Biography – Tyler Butler-Figueroa Wiki
Tyler Butler-Figueroa is an American violinist and cancer survivor. He is a North Carolina native.
Tyler started playing the violin when he was 7 1/2 years old after he was bullied by other kids. He reveals that he was diagnosed with leukemia when he was only 4 years old. He doesn’t want to be known as the kid with cancer. He wants to be known as the kid with the violin. He plays the violin to Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger” and his talent is endless. Tyler has the crowd on their feet almost immediately. Simon raves over Tyler’s “amazing talent” and has the perfect response to the people who bullied Tyler: THE GOLDEN BUZZER!
Tyler Butler-Figueroa Age
He is 11 years old.
Tyler Butler-Figueroa America’s Got Talent
Tyler Butler-Figueroa is a contestant on Season 14 of America’s Got Talent. He performed “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” by Kelly Clarkson on violin, commanding the stage and engaging the audience.
After his moving performance, which earned him a standing ovation, the judges asked Tyler how he was feeling now that his audition performance was over. He told them he was feeling really proud of himself. Cowell told Tyler he had something to say to the bullies on his behalf before pressing his Golden Buzzer.
Tyler Butler-Figueroa Cancer
Tyler was diagnosed with cancer when he was 4 years old. In his introductory video on the show, Tyler told the camera that he was diagnosed with Leukemia “at the age of 4 and a half.” His mom then opened up about how they discovered his illness, saying “One day, we were out to dinner, and we said something doesn’t look right with Tyler. He turned kind of pale. So a mother’s instinct said ‘let me get him to the emergency room.’” After getting his blood work taken, she said the “doctors came in and said ‘Yeah, he does have cancer.’” Tyler was treated with chemotherapy and revealed that he has been in remission for almost 4 years.