Madonna's older brother Anthony Ciccone told Daily Mail recently that his family did not care about his well-being. The 56-year-old homeless man also revealed that his relationship with his sister was severed. He has been homeless for more than a year and is currently battling the harsh winter in shelters, living from people's sympathy.
"Madonna doesn't give a s**t if I'm dead or alive. She lives in her own world. I never loved her in the first place, she never loved me. We never loved each other," Anthony said. He added, "No family back up, when the chips fell, no family back-up. I'd rather be working. What would you do under these circumstance when your family has stood against you completely?"
Anthony used to work for his family's winery, but he was fired because of his drinking habit. "My father would be very happy if I died of hypothermia and then he would not have to worry about it anymore. He's old school, he grew up in the depression. He doesn't want to be bothered, he's lived his life you see. He doesn't like me," Anthony claimed.
A close friend of the family and neighbor Kathy Meteyer, however, defended the family, saying that Anthony's father Tony Ciccone and other family members did care about him. "He just can't come back until he stops drinking, because they think it will kill him, it already kind of has," Kathy said. She added, "Tony has put him through rehab and given him lots of chances. I think Madonna paid for rehab a few times. The alcohol has taken over his brain."
Anthony denied that alcohol was the source of his problem and he refused getting treatment. "I'm a human being, you can call me what you want. [Alcoholic] is a label, I don't like it. I don't need brain surgery, I merely need love and care of family and friends," he said.