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Thomas Blige, 63, the father of R&B star Mary J. Blige is in critical condition after being stabbed early Thursday morning by an ex-girlfriend, reports The Huffington Post.

Blige allegedly confronted the woman about slashing his tires and she responded by stabbing him three times, including once in the neck.

The incident occurred in an apartment complex in Battle Creek, Michigan. Blige was rushed to a nearby hospital where he remains in critical condition.

The woman, who has not been identified, will be arraigned Friday, January 24.

Read more from the Battle Creek Enquirer:

[Detective Sgt. Jim Martens] said police have handled seven domestic violence complaints between Blige and his 50-year-old former girlfriend since August.

The woman was charged in October with aggravated domestic violence after she hit Blige in the head with a glass candlestick. She entered a no-contest plea to the charge and on Jan. 10 was placed on six months probation. She was ordered to have “non-assaultive” contact with Blige.

Mary J. Blige is reportedly estranged from her father. The singer has spoken about the abuse her mother suffered at his hands before he abandoned their family when she was 4-years-old.

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