The father of Mary J.  Blige was seriously injured Thursday morning.

Thomas Blige was involved in a domestic dispute with his former girlfriend when she stabbed him in neck, according to police in Battle Creek, Michigan. Police were called to his apartment complex around 7 a.m. when they found Blige with three stab wounds, including one in his neck, and was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery for his injuries. His ex-girlfriend was arrested and charged her with assault with intent to murder after she was found at the apartment in blood spattered clothing.

Police say they have handled seven domestic violence complaints between Blige and his 50-year-old former girlfriend since August. In October, she was charged with aggravated domestic violence after she hit Blige in the head with a glass candlestick.