The Battle Creek Enquirer reports that a 63-year-old man stabbed this morning in Battle Creek, Michigan, is the father of R&B singer Mary J. Blige.

Thomas Blige’s ex-girlfriend has been arrested and charged with assault with intent to murder. More from the Enquirer:

[Det. 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.

Blige remains in critical condition. We send our prayers to him and his family.