'Superman & Lois' star leaves show after sharing that he is going to a facility to get 'mental health back on track'

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'Superman & Lois' star leaves show after sharing that he is going to a facility to get 'mental health back on track'
  • "Superman & Lois" star Jordan Elsass will not return for the third season of the show.

  • According to a statement from Warner Bros. TV, the actor asked to leave for "personal reasons."

  • In June, Elsass posted on Instagram that he was heading to a facility for his mental health.

"Superman & Lois" star Jordan Elsass has left the show due to "personal reasons," according to a statement from Warner Bros. Television.

Elsass starred in the first two seasons of the CW superhero series as Superman's son, Jonathan Kent. However, in a statement to Deadline, Warner Bros. TV announced that the character will be recast for the third season of the show.

"Jordan Elsass has notified the Studio that he will not be returning to 'Superman & Lois' for season three due to personal reasons. The role of Jonathan Kent will be recast," the statement said.

Elsass has yet to comment publicly about why he is leaving the show, however, many fans have pointed to a now-deleted Instagram post from June in which the actor revealed that he was struggling with his mental health and planned to check into a facility.

"This is a big one. I won't be on social media for quite some time, I'm not exactly sure how long yet, but at least a good couple weeks," the 20-year-old actor wrote in the caption of an Instagram post in which he shared an original poem.

"I've been struggling recently with a number of things all pretty much revolving around mental health and well-being. I wrote this poem I don't know if you can really call it a poem, I've never written one before so I don't really know what qualifies as or constitutes one but this was my best attempt."

Jordan Elsass, Alex Garfin, Tyler Hoechlin, Elizabeth Tulloch in Superman & Lois
Jordan Elsass and Alex Garfin play Superman's (Tyler Hoechlin) twin sons in "Superman & Lois."The CW

Elsass continued: "I'm headed to a facility for a month to get the mental health back on track, and get the tools I need so I can help myself, because right now I can't."

 

In the post, Elsass also said that he wouldn't be able to spend much time with his family and friends before filming the third season of "Superman and Lois."

"For so long I felt weak, I felt like my problems weren't real and that everyone else's were bigger than mine," the actor wrote. "I felt that I needed to 'man up' and deal with it internally. As you might imagine things got progressively worse over the past couple of years. I'm finally ready to get help and it's a huge, huge sacrifice."

Elsass ended the post by encouraging fans to "ask for help" and "change your life" if they are experiencing similar mental health issues.

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