Violinist Tyler Butler-FigueroaMore
In a season that has already represented performers with disabilities, including musician Kodi Lee and comedian Ryan Niemiller, Tuesday’s episode of “America’s Got Talent” shined a light on young violinist Tyler Butler-Figueroa, who was bullied for having cancer.
After Butler-Figueroa walked onstage for his audition, “America’s Got Talent” (“AGT”) judge Julianne Hough asked Butler-Figueroa when and why he started playing violin.
“I started playing the violin when I was 7-and-a-half years old,” the North Carolina 11-year-old said. “I wanted to start playing the violin because I was being bullied in school. It’s because I had cancer. I almost died.”