Contact Us

Mary J. Blige’s Father Stabbed During Dispute With Ex-Girlfriend

Mary J. Blige‘s father was critically injured following a domestic dispute with an ex-girlfriend in Battle Creek, Mich., earlier today (Jan. 23).

The Battle Creek Enquirer reports that 63-year-old Thomas Blige was stabbed in the neck by a former girlfriend. He remained in critical condition as of this afternoon.

At approximately 6:58AM Thursday morning, Battle Creek police were called to the Arbors of Battle Creek apartment complex, where they found Thomas Blige inside with three stab wounds — including one to his neck.

According to Detective Sgt. Jim Martens, the 50-year-old woman who stabbed the singer’s father was found in her nearby apartment at the Arbors wearing blood-spattered clothing. The initial argument was a result of a confrontation between the two after Thomas Blige reportedly saw his ex-girlfriend deflating the tires on his SUV, police say.

The suspect, whose name has not been given, was taken into custody, treated for a cut, questioned by detectives and subsequently arrested. She is expected to be arraigned in Calhoun County District Court Friday (Jan. 24).

The knife allegedly used in the attack was located inside Thomas Blige’s apartment, according to police.

Mr. Blige underwent surgery for his injuries at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. An update on his condition has not been released.

Martens revealed that this isn’t the first time cops have been called to deal with complaints between Thomas Blige and his girlfriend. A total of seven domestic violence incidents involving the former couple have been handled by police since August 2013.

During a prior incident, the woman hit Thomas Blige with a glass candlestick. She was charged for aggravated domestic violence in October 2013, as a result. She was placed on six months probation after entering a no-contest plea to the charge on Jan. 10 and ordered to have “non-assaultive” contact with him.

A statement from Mary J. Blige has not been released yet regarding her father’s current state. The songstress has had a rocky relationship with her dad, who taught her to sing, since she was a child. He apparently abandoned the ‘No More Drama’ creator, her sister LaTonya and their mother, Cora Blige, after he divorced her in 1980.

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://theboombox.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on The Boombox quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on The Boombox quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!