Mary J. Blige's Father Stabbed in Battle Creek

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Father of Grammy-winner is being treated at a hospital in Kalamazoo.

** FILE ** Recording artist Mary J. Blige arrives for the "Target Celebrates Mary J. Blige Album Release" event at the SoHo Grand hotel in this Dec. 18, 2007, file photo in New York. Blige is returning to "One Life to Live." The Grammy-winning singer taped another appearance Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, on the ABC soap opera. She last visited the fictional town of Llanview in July 2006 to perform hits from her multiplatinum album "The Breakthrough." (AP Photo/Gary He, file)

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 says 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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