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Madonna's brother is homeless after he lost his job

Madonna's older brother, Anthony Ciccone, has been living on the streets of Michigan since he lost his job last year at his father's business, the Ciccone Vineyard and Winery, and he claims that his family have turned their back on him.

The 55-year-old told the Michigan Reporter about his life and he said that this could happen to anyone:

"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. I don’t have any income, I’ve got to go collect bottles and cans, do odd jobs".

In 2008, their brother, Christopher, published the tell-all memoir, 'Life With My Sister Madonna'.

Watch Madonna's video for 'Frozen', released in 1998, and an interview with her on The View, where she discusses her family in 2005: