Madonna`s brother homeless

Updated: Oct 23, 2011, 13:04 PM IST

London: Pop diva Madonna`s elder brother is living on the streets of Michigan after losing his job and doing odd jobs like collecting bottles for survival.

Anthony Ciccone claims he has been homeless for over a year since losing his job at his father`s winery in Suttons Bay, Michigan. He said that his relatives, including his sister, had turned their back on him.

"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 - why my sister is a multi-bazillionarie, 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," quoted the 55-year-old as saying.