Mary J. Blige's father was in critical condition Friday after being stabbed early Thursday.
According to WOOD TV 8, an ex-girlfriend stabbed 63-year-old Thomas Blige in the neck during a domestic dispute at a southside apartment complex in Battle Creek, Mich. Blige reportedly accused the woman of slashing his tires.
Police found Blige with three stab wounds, including one in the neck. The Battle Creek Enquirer reported Blige underwent surgery at a hospital in nearby Kalamazoo, Mich.
The Enquirer reported police arrested the woman, who was wearing blood-splattered clothing, at her apartment Thursday. She was treated at a local hospital for a cut was in jail, awaiting her arraignment in Calhoun County.
The Huffington Post said there have been at least seven domestic violence between Blige and the unnamed woman, who reportedly was sentenced to six months of probation after entering a no-contest plea to charges of aggravated domestic violence against him in October.
Blige has reportedly described her father as a jazz musician and Vietnam War veteran who suffered from post-traumatic stress syndrome. According to, Thomas Blige abused her mother. "He left us when I was 4, but he'd come back from time to time and abuse her some more," she reportedly said.
In her song, "Father In You," Blige sang, "When I was a little girl, I didn't have a father / And that's why I'm leaning on you."

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