A few weeks after he got arrested in Los Angeles, Turner wrote a song for his friend Nancy Wilson entitled, "Thanks, Nancy." He also started writing about his life with a memoir entitled, "Is This Tomorrow?" He wrote the book after learning that he was at risk of losing his recording contract and all the money he made from releasing albums.
Cocaine use eventually ended, after spending $30,000 on a private detoxification treatment program in Santa Monica, California. He said he was self-medicating for depression which resulted from the shooting of the song, "She's the One," in the face by a soda can during an argument with his girlfriend of two years. He was also battling the pressures of being famous and continually having to answer questions about his past drug use. His family did not want him to return to show business and rejected him. They believed that his career was leading him towards a life of delinquency, one of which was jail.
In the midst of this time of personal turmoil, Turner realized that he must start a new life.With his mother and sister living in Los Angeles, his father and sister living in Cleveland, and his daughter being in school in Philadelphia, he could not afford to live in one place. He became very popular and famous due to his music and had a hit song with Nancy Wilson, "The Best of Friends." He decided that his priority should be his family and his wife, Susan. The singer visited his family often to visit and to record more music with his baby daughter. He also began to write songs for the family, some of which were about what it was like for one of the Turner's parents to have a daughter and the other to raise a teenage boy.
In 1986, Turner had a major heart attack related to his cocaine use. His father was hospitalized at the same time and did poorly in the hospital, so Turner returned home to be with him and take care of him. Both had a stroke, and Turner had a heart attack which nearly killed him. d2c66b5586