She ‘s spoken out against domestic violence for years, but now the issue has hit home as Mary J. Blige’s father was stabbed in a dispute on Thursday (January 23).

Early in the morning, police were called to Thomas Blige’s apartment in Battle Creek, Michigan where they found blood in the snow near the entrance.

Detective Sg. Jim Martens says that the 63-year-old father of the R&B superstar was found in his apartment, along with the knife used in the attack.

The suspect was charged with assault with intent to murder and taken to Calhoun County jail. Meanwhile, Mr. Blige is in critical condition and recovering from surgery at Bronson Methodist Hospital.