Madonna - Madonna's Brother Sleeping Rough

Madonna's brother is living rough under a bridge after their father fired him.

Anthony Ciccone, 55, claims he has been forced to live on the streets and under a bridge in Traverse City, Michigan after their dad Tony Ciccone - who runs Ciccone Vineyard with Madonna's stepmother Joan - turned his back on him.

He said: "My family turned their back on me, basically, when I was having a hard time. 

"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?

"Never say never. This could happen to anybody."

Anthony - who is the second of eight children including the W.E. director, Martin, Paula, Christopher and Melanie, and half siblings Mario and Jennifer - also revealed his health has suffered from having to live on the streets for over a year.

He told The Michigan Messenger: "I don't have any income. I've got to go collect bottles and cans, do odd jobs.

"If you spend enough time on frozen concrete without proper insulation you will get frostbite. You have no idea how gruesome it is.

"You get nerve damage. That's the milder stage, in the severe stage you have tissue damage, that is when you lose parts of your body.

"A friend of mine lost all ten toes. Several have died of hypothermia."


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