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Mary J. Blige's ex blames divorce stress for hospitalisation

MOVING ON: Mary J. Blige (Photo credit: Ian West/PA)

MARY J. Blige's estranged husband Martin 'Kendu' Isaacs has blamed the stress of their divorce for landing him in hospital, music-news reports.

The R&B superstar has been fighting Isaacs, her former manager, over finances ever since filing court papers to end their 12-year marriage in July, 2016.

Last summer, Blige was ordered to pay her ex $30,000 (£22,200) a month in temporary spousal support, but Isaacs has been trying to get the figure increased to $65,000 (£48,100) since October, after stating he is close to becoming "destitute" after failing to find work since their separation.

He also accused the Mudbound star of making things worse for him by singing about their marital breakdown on her recent album Strength of a Woman, which was released last year.

PICTURED: Mary J. Blige and Kendu Issacs in 2016

The judge overseeing the former couple's case shot down Isaacs' bid for more cash in the last year, and in new legal documents, obtained by, the businessman alleges the court clash has taken its toll on his health.

His lawyer writes, "(Isaacs) has experienced physical manifestations of stress and emotional distress from this matter, which has caused him to become hospitalized."

It's not known when Isaacs received the medical attention, but in the new filing, his lawyer reiterates the struggle his client has had finding a new job, insisting he is "unemployable", which has made it "impossible" for him to keep up with rent payments without Blige's financial help.

The divorce battle is set to go to trial in March.

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