E! News reports that Thomas Blige, father of singer Mary J. Blige, is in critical condition after undergoing surgery at a Kalamazoo, MI hospital.

Authorities were called to an apartment complex in Battle Creek, MI Thursday morning where Blige was found in his apartment with three stab wounds, including one to the neck. Police later arrested an unnamed 50-year-old woman whom they say is his ex-girlfriend and charged her with assault with attempt to murder. She was taken to the Calhoun County jail and is expected to be arraigned Friday.

Detective Sgt. Jim Martens said police believe the incident began when Blige spotted the woman slashing the tires on his SUV and ran out to confront her.

Police say that this is the latest of a long string of domestic incidents between the two. Martins said that police have had to answer seven domestic violence complaints at Blige's residence since August.

Mary J. Blige has yet to comment on the incident.