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Monday
Oct242011

Madonna‚Äôs Brother: Why Am I Homeless?

Jamie McCarthy/WireImage(TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.) -- 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 superstar 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 ABC News' 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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