The father of singer Mary J. Blige was critically injured Thursday morning on Battle Creek’s south side, stabbed in the neck in what police said was a domestic dispute with his former girlfriend.

Thomas Blige, 63, remained in critical condition this afternoon, Battle Creek police said. Police confirmed that Thomas Blige is the singer’s father.

Police said they have arrested his former girlfriend on a charge of assault with intent to murder.

Police said they were called to the Arbors of Battle Creek, an apartment complex at Rambling Road and Capital Avenue Southwest, at 6:58 a.m. Thursday.

They said they found Blige in his apartment at 200 Oakbrook Boulevard with three stab wounds, including one to his neck.

He was taken to Bronson Battle Creek and then to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo where he underwent surgery for his injuries.

The Kalamazoo hospital said Thursday afternoon it had no information on his condition.

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