Madonna’s Brother: Why Am I Homeless?

Oct 24, 2011 10:23am
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Madonna's brother told a newspaper he's homeless and his star sister isn't giving him any money.

The Material Girl’s brother has a money problem.

In an interview last week with the local newspaper Michigan Messenger, Madonna‘s older brother Anthony Ciccone said he’s been homeless for more than a year and his super star sister isn’t helping him out.

“My family turned their back on me, basically, when I was having a hard time,” Ciccone said. He began living under a bridge in Traverse City, Mich., after losing his job at the family winery, Ciccone Vineyard. 

“You think I haven’t answered this kind of question a bazillion times — why my sister is a multibazillionarie, and I’m homeless on the street?” he said.  ”Never say never. This could happen to anybody.”

Ciccone, 55, said life on the streets has worn him down: “I got frostbite on my feet last winter. A friend of mine lost all ten toes. Several have died of hypothermia.”

A rep for Madonna did not respond to ABCNews.com’s multiple requests for comment.

Ciccone isn’t the first sibling of Madonna’s to have a falling out. In 2008, her younger brother, Christopher Ciccone, put out a book in which he detailed her relationship with her ex-husband Guy Ritchie and her personality flaws.  “I think, ultimately, she’s a lonely person and, unfortunately, it, it truly is lonely at the top,” he told “Good Morning America.”

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