updated 10/24/2011 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 10/24/2011 AT 11:00 AM ET
One of Madonna’s brothers has been homeless for a year and a half and currently lives under a bridge in Traverse City, Mich., he says in a new interview.
“My family turned their back on me, basically, when I was having a hard time,” Anthony Ciccone tells the Michigan Messenger, a political news site. “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 adds: “Never say never. This could happen to anybody.”