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Mary Blige’s Father Stabbed, Critically Wounded In Michigan

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Singer Mary J. Blige sings the national anthem before a Thanksgiving Day game between the Oakland Raiders and the Dallas Cowboy at AT&T Stadium on November 28, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Singer Mary J. Blige sings the national anthem before a Thanksgiving Day game between the Oakland Raiders and the Dallas Cowboy at AT&T Stadium on November 28, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

BATTLE CREEK (AP) - Michigan police say the father of multi-platinum-selling singer Mary J. Blige was stabbed and critically injured, and his ex-girlfriend is in jail on an attempted murder charge.

Battle Creek police say the attack happened about 7 a.m. Thursday at the apartment of 63-year-old Thomas Blige.

Police say he had a neck wound and was taken to Kalamazoo’s Bronson Methodist Hospital, which says it has no information on his condition.

Detective Sgt. Jim Martens tells the Battle Creek Enquirer that officers recovered the knife and found Blige’s ex-girlfriend with blood on her clothing. She’s in the Calhoun County jail and is expected to be arraigned Friday.

The 43-year-old Mary Blige is a Grammy award winner whose hits include “Real Love,” “No More Drama” and “Family Affair.”

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