Madonna’s Brother Is Homeless

October 24th, 2011 // 79 Comments

Seen here being booed at the London Film Festival premiere of W.E. – Fools! She feeds off your lamentations! – Madonna‘s oldest brother Anthony Ciccone is reportedly homeless and has been living on the streets for over a year despite his sister having million of dollars along with a secret volcano lair filled with gold she stole from the Incas. The Michigan Messenger reports:

Ciccone said he’s been among the city’s homeless for a year and a half since losing a job at his father’s vineyard and winery in Suttons Bay. He said that it annoys him that some people are amused that a person from such a high profile family would end up sleeping, as he does, under the Union St. bridge.
“My family turned their back on me, basically, when I was having a hard time,” he said. “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,” he said. “This could happen to anybody.”

And while Madonna faces the trial and tribulations of pretending to be British, her brother gets to deal with the reality of frostbite, so let’s all agree she has it worse. It’s pretty obvious:

If you spend enough time on frozen concrete without proper insulation you will get frostbite, he said. “You have no idea how gruesome it is.”
“You get nerve damage. That’s the milder stage, in the severe stage you have tissue damage, that is when you lose parts of your body.”
“I got frostbite on my feet last winter, Ciccone said. “A friend of mine lost all ten toes. Several have died of hypothermia.”

Keep in mind this is not the brother who wrote a tell-all book, so I’m assuming Madonna’s just not giving him a hand because it’s almost Christmas, and she’s got a shitload of toys to steal from Whoville. It’s a very busy time for her. Fortunately, I’m willing to help Anthony out by flying him to a small African village where hopefully through luck and a whole lot of black-face, her majesty will see fit to snatch him up with her talons thus adopting him into her coven where he’ll be sacrificed on his 18th birthday. (How ya doing, David Banda?)

Photos: Splash News


  1. Sensei John Kreese

    Does he charge more for handies due to the celebrity factor?

  2. ZigZagZoey

    Why do I think that Madonna gets great enjoyment from this?

  3. Jason

    He must of pushed her love over the borderline.

  4. Richard McBeef

    Maybe if he could father some African kids for her she would take an interest in floating him some cash.

  5. Liz

    Wasn’t he fired from this own father’s business? I’m suspecting that there’s a lot more to this than Madonna being a bitch. (Which no one is denying.) At some point, no matter how much people love you, they can just give up.

    Remember, dealing with Kurt Cobain’s depression was so hard that in the end his family and friends left him alone in the house with a shitload of drugs and a loaded gun. A lot of people end up homeless because they alienate their families.

    • General Disarray

      I think you’re confusing the two. Kurt Cobain ended up headless…not homeless. But it resulted from being alienated by their families so it’s virtually almost kind of the same thing.

    • SHE

      SHE IS A CUNT WITH HER MONEY NO MADDER HOW MUCH OF A FUCK UP HE IS SHE CAN FIX IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Madge's Vag

      I agree with Liz up to a point. And that point is the period after bitch.

      If everyone, including his father and loaded sister, have given him the boot, he’s a parasitic douchebag.

      • Artofwar

        ….Dude had a well documented MAJOR COCAINE HABIT, that’s why his slut of a sister has never touch the stuff.

        However, this still doesn’t take away from the fact that Madonna is a cold hearted, self centered, delusional old enough to be somebody’s grandmother, whore.

        You have to be some kind of special sub-human cunt to let your own flesh and blood freeze to death on the street like some mutt dog.

        Hell, give the brother a million, he will overdose in a week—-end of his pain, end of the families pain, end of story.

        But it’s all good— Macunta will get hers in the end, people like her always do—-hopefully her daughter will become a high-end prostitute and her adopted African brother will be her pimp….Artofwar

      • BE


        Before you open your ignorant piehole again, get off of your lazy butt and actually volunteer at a homeless shelter for about six months.

        Then come back and try and run your mouth.

        Obviously you’re subhuman because you think it’s be easier to have a dead brother.

        Just heartless, I guess.

        Looks like the pot is calling the kettle black…

    • karl anglin

      Sometimes family just doe not want you,
      they way mine does.

  6. Chico Rodriguez

    She enjoys martini’s made from orphans tears .Actually , if there are no orphan’s tears , just about any tears will do .

  7. your mom

    Im wet

  8. Of course he is! It is Madonna after all we would be foolish to expect anything less from the almighty.

  9. Richard McBeef

    I heard her brother absolutely adores hydrangeas so that might be where some of the friction is coming from.

  10. General Disarray

    I’m pretty sure she chewed her way out of the womb. Which would mean she was never actually born and therefore has no siblings. And this is why she doesn’t give a fuck about Anthony.
    See, when you know the back story it all makes sense.

  11. TheListener

    There’s always two sides to a story. We’ve only heard his side. You shouldn’t rush to judgment. Maybe there’s a valid reason why his family won’t help him.

    For example, he could be a drug addict and his family feels if he hits rock bottom he’ll try to straighten out his life and seek help to recovery.

    Maybe he’s mentally ill and won’t take his medication and his family can’t deal with him anymore.

    Or maybe he’s worked cons on everyone in his life instead of grow up and take responsibility so his family is letting him deal with the consequences of his actions hoping he’ll grow up.

    You never know what’s going on in a family.

    • Well, we know a lot more about frostbite now. So maybe she just doesn’t like people that attract that kind of affliction. He’s practically a leper. Maybe Michigan should set up a frostbite colony for his kind of people.

      • Marshall Crist

        Sorry about the frostbite, but maybe you should try walking south a little bit every day. Away from the cold.

        And Madonna’s still horrible.

    • MJB

      My understanding has been that most of Madonna’s brothers, with the exception of the one who wrote the tell-all book who happens to be gay, are fuck-ups.
      If his own father fired his ass, it must be for a reason.
      Alcoholics and drug addicts need to hit rock bottom before they actually are able to help themselves.

    • Edgar Pethick-Lawrence

      Not helping her brother is a virtue , in other words?

      • m

        yes it is, edgar, you ignorant fuck. learn about recovery. not everything is as simple as it looks- though i’m sure someone likes yourself takes everything at face value.

      • Artofwar

        ….No m—you are the ignorant fuck—No family member of mine, no mater what he or she has done, dies frozen on the street like a common dog, especially when I’m sitting on a Mount Everest of cash.

        However, it is people like you that wear crucifixes around your hypocritical necks, you know the ones that never miss Sunday Mass, who would have no problem with letting a family member freeze to death, and yet believe they will enter into heaven.

        Negro please!!—If there is indeed a heaven and a hell— I hope people like you like the smell of burning flesh, blood curdling screams, and the excruciating sensations of a six foot long demon cock up your collective assess.

        Rock bottom my ass–suck nuts and die you piece of shit….Artofwar

      • TheListener

        The simple truth is we don’t know ALL of the circumstances involved in her brother being homeless. For all we know, her family could have helped him alot, but he could have made a series of bad decisions that led him to live on the street.
        There is more to this story than we know. Unless you know ALL of the facts regarding her brother’s homeless state and not just some, it’s unwise to rush to judgment on Madonna or the rest of her family.

      • BE

        You are either so insulated from real life (living in mommies basement) or you are just a douche with an ax to grind.

        If you buy an addict a sleeping blanket, he’ll hock it for crack. If you give him a warm jacket, he’ll hock it for crack.

        Like YOU can stop an addict from doing anything.

        There’s always an idiot with a god complex shaking their finger at a church.


    • BE

      I think it’s truly wrong of The Michigan Messenger to pimp out Madonna without telling us why HIS DAD fired him. But my guess is that he’s an addict.

      You can knock them all you want – but loving people DO NOT GIVE ADDICTS money.

      Why? Because when you keep an addict (doesn’t matter alcohol, drugs, prescription drugs) in money – they overdose. Not to mention the lying, stealing and horrible behavior you’ll have to go through on top of it all.

      Maybe Dad (most likely late 70′s early 80′s just couldn’t take it anymore)

      Read the lyrics to “Rehab” and grow a heart…

      Be as callous (and jealous) as you want. But my guess is that they don’t want him to pull a Winehouse.

  12. pinhead

    im sure the brother that sold the tell-all book on madonna has long since been properly flayed.

  13. you obviously havent been roughed at first sight

    I know Marge going to catch a lot of flak for this and I’m going to pile and say, she should get the man a goose down sleeping bag. The man is family.

    • you obviously havent been roughed at first sight

      Why am i going “Marge” like I know the woman? where did I pick up this bad habit from? Damn internetS!

      • kimmykimkim

        It’s actually Madge, Roughie. Just remember: Madge rhymes with vadge. Because Madonna is a total cunt.

  14. Mitch

    What an idiot. He ought to get his ass over to Zuccotti and get him some hippy poon and free food.

  15. Jimmy

    Not sure why being related to a famous person should somehow exempt you from being poor.

  16. Venom

    She is a Grade A selfish bitch. She does not have to talk to him or interact with him, but this is a woman with over $100 million worth of houses. It would be literally nothing for her to buy him a small house for $100,000 or even rent him a little apartment for $500-$700 a month and get him some help also.

    I don’t give a crap what he may have done, you should never let a family member go homeless, especially your own brother, especially when you have the means to help them out.

    Her grandmother was such a nice woman, amazing that she and Madonna share the same DNA.

    • kimmykimkim

      I agree. Even if he IS a total fuck up and does something crazy or stupid like blow up the apartment while cooking meth, still that’s her brother, fucking blood, man! (Though I’m pretty sure her veins run with sulfur and probably some magma.) She could buy him apartments the way you and I buy toilet paper. A drop in the bucket. What a fucking greedy cunt!

    • m

      i’m really startled by the amount of commenters here who think pampering is what it takes to help people recover. this is such a flagrantly uneducated mindset. why would a drug addict stop doing drugs if everything is paid for him and he has even more accessibility to narcotics and a place to use them? do you think active drug addicts have the mental clarity to say “well, now’s my chance, i want this temporary apt more than drugs”? he’s homeless, if he could stop using he would have stopped years ago. if madonna really cared, she’d pay for inpatient.

      an apartment, jesus christ. “have fun with all your free time and privacy, baby brother!!! my treat!”

      • MJB

        John Lennon’s son, Julian, credits Yoko Ono for saving his life by not giving him his inheritance money from his father’s death until after he got himself clean and sober.
        After all the years of badmouthing her, he claims if she had given him the money during his drug-addled youth, he would have died of a drug overdose by the time he hit 30.
        There’s a reason people practice tough love on those with drug problems. A lot of addicts have to hit rock bottom before they will change. How come we don’t hear about that Ted Williams announcer guy who was homeless? He made money off one commercial and he relapsed.
        I don’t know enough about Madonna’s brother to judge him or her.

    • And is his dad a Grade A selfish dad, too? And are his other siblings all Grade A selfish fucks and greedy cunts or are they all, to a man, also so destitute that they don’t even have a spare sofa for him to crash on or a price of a pair of socks and an Egg McMuffin when he hit “hard times”?

      This is what rock bottom looks like, and yeah, it ain’t pretty, but some people need to hit it. If he’s an addict, funneling him money and giving him a house to live in will probably help him kill himself that much faster because he’ll still have that nice safety net to sustain him. If he’s really in danger of losing toes, it won’t take a million bucks to prevent that, because it’s rumored that rehab has something called central heating. But the fact that his own father fired him, and since his “whole family” deliberately isn’t helping him, should tell you there’s more going on than, “I’m poor and homeless and SHE won’t help.”

      The fact that Madonna’s got money up the wazoo doesn’t mean she’s any more obligated than the rest of her family to help her brother. Sometimes families have to show a unified front for a reason.

  17. Rebelminion

    “My family turned their back on me, basically, when I was having a hard time,”


    I mean hey, when you gotta go, you gotta go. Whats a little pee matter in those wine casks anyway – it’ll all ferment out… right?

  18. I would have guessed Madonna as the ugly old troll that lived under the bridge and not the brother.

  19. Haha-Hehe-Hoho!

    God is punishing him for being Madonna’s brother.

  20. Frank Burns

    Why don’t people understand!? This is society’s fault, for not supplying a sufficient safety net of social programs for people like Madonna’s brother! And since he’s in America, its the fault of Americans, more specifically conservative Americans, that her brother is on the street. Until people wake up and rid the government of Republicans and the Tea Party, America will remain a cold, hateful place, filled with homeless and jobless people. Certainly Madonna isn’t to blame for that! – Madonna’s inner monologue for excoriating self-blame.

    • Frank, just how long have you had this problem with conservative guilt? It’s Madonna’s brother, not Michael Moore’s.

      • Frank Burns

        I don’t. And if I was mock-writing a statement from Michael Moore, I’d have thrown in some references to tasty donuts and succulent sausages.

  21. Goodforher

    She worked for all she has. Her bother, like mine, is a fucking bum. Fuck him.

  22. Madonna Booed WE London Film Festival
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    Is that a belly I see on Madonna? WTF? Does the blood of baby virgin unicorns cause bloat?

  23. Madonna Booed WE London Film Festival
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    It’s time to start wearing sleeves.

  24. Madonna Booed WE London Film Festival
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    She’s aged a lot recently. I hope she can accept time’s passage with dignity and starts wearing some goddamn sleeves.

  25. anonymassss

    People are so quick to jump to conclusions and accuse Madonna.. if you only knew how much effort has been put into helping him but in vain.. it reaches a point where druggies can’t be helped as they turn against any..

  26. Pippy Longcockings

    Yawn…who gives a fuck? They can both freeze to death on the concrete for all I fucking care.

  27. Willie Dixon

    He was capable of holding a job in a family owned business, but lost it. Why would throwing free money at the guy teach him anything about responsibility?

    Maybe, I dunno, hold a job you get on your own for a few years, enroll in a couple community college courses and get good grades to show you’re dedicated and then ask for help from your uber rich sister? Oh yeah, all that is preceded by hard work. Nevermind.

  28. LJ

    I would wager that there is an open invitation for him to sign himself into a rehab facility for an extended stay (like for a year) for which the “multibazillionarie” would pay the tab, but he prefers his current life style to admitting that he has a problem.

  29. PeggyGuggenheim

    I can think of another place with a lot of itenerant black people, and it’s called Michigan, where Madonna was raised. But I guess that’s not as sexy as Malawi.

  30. Andrew

    Jason. I’m pretty sure I love you based on that comment alone. F’realsies.

  31. Carolyn

    Carefree, girlish hair. Perfect for the over 50 set.

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    She looks pretty in this pic btw. I’m surprised that she has a homeless brother, but I dont think it makes her or her family uncaring assholes. I dont know the whole story, but I could imagine a loved one with a drug/alcohol addicition who refused all forms of help and took to living inthe streets, much like my own father…you never stop caring, but sometimes you realize that there are serious limits as to what you can do to help someone beat their addictions and mental illnesses if they dont want help.

  33. V

    It has been written that Madonna has bankrolled him NUMEROUS times for rehab, etc but he never completed the program once, skipping out every time. You can only do so much for someone when they don’t even want to help themselves. Sure she could buy him a house, etc but for what? So he can sit home all day and get high? It’s no longer her obligation and that surely doesn’t make her a bitch.

    • BE


      After he’s stripped out all the furniture, fixtures and anything else he could sell for crack.

      I suspect Madonna prefers her brother alive and on the street as opposed to giving him anything to get him closer to an OD.

      What a bitch, huh?

      For those of you who’ve never dealt with an addict and have been really having fun with this.

      For my money, I’d bet she’s lost a lot a sleep worrying about where he is and what he’s doing.

      Nothing’s worse than having everything but not being able to help those you love.

  34. tlmck

    She could give him some money, but I don’t think that would fix his problem.

  35. GT

    She could rent him a place for a couple of hundred bucks. She wouldn’t even have to talk to him. She certainly wouldn’t miss the money. And she would avoid publicity like this. So her not doing it is just pure stupidity. Like when she bitched about a fan giving her flowers she didn’t like.

  36. I love it when celebrities embrace socialism but when it comes to helping family, they turn away.

  37. Emily

    I always get a kick out of how angry and quick to judge people are on these comment boards. I normally just read and don’t post, but here we go! I don’t know if Madonna is a bitch or a nice person. I’ve never met her, so I don’t feel that I could offer an opinion either way. It’s possible that her brother won’t even accept help from his family. Haven’t you ever met anybody who would rather bitch and complain and blame everybody else for a problem rather than to fix it? Some people would go to extremes in that scenario. (I have a brother with a traumatic brain injury and my biggest fear is this EXACT situation) I don’t know if that’s the case here, but instead of bashing people (celebrities or not) can’t we all practice a little empathy and understanding? Wouldn’t the world be just a little bit better place if people took a second before jumping to quick and harsh conclusions? Now, I wonder how many people are going to respond to this message by cursing at me…?

    • MJB

      @Emily: I totally agree with you. It’s one thing to judge someone’s lack of talent, fashion sense or what have you. But you don’t enable an addict by giving him money and a place to live. Sorry to read about your brother, btw.
      See, no cursing.

  38. Cindy

    Hey, first of all you guys are so funny….haaaaaaaa. Seriously, does anybody think that maybe Madonna made an ultimatum that if you help Anthony out then you won’t see me ever agin, no nothing. I just don’t like her at all. We jump to conclusions because Madonna has a problem herself. Christopher wrote that book. It didn’t tear her apart like advertised. Most of the info was well known already. It’s her fault we jump to conclusions because she’s a mean person. She’s mean and she doesn’t give a shit. She forces her lifestyle onto everyone else. Christopher was really treated bad by her. She would dangle things in front of him, and she would try to force him into things like kabballah. She wanted him at her wedding but she put him in a broom closet at the castle. He was to report to a clothing store for the tux, it was made out of polyester. She witnessed Guy almost hit him with a car. Remember her getting online saying she owed the gay people alot for her success, but she allowed Guy to be nasty toward her brother. She makes her staff eat like her, worship like her, etc. etc. She is toxic. Maybe some of you are right…Anthony maybe would be better off that is sister didn’t help him. If he could just pull up the boot straps and do something with his life. THEN go say hello to everybody. If she did help him there shouldn’t be any strings attached, and if he screws up agin that’s on him. I personally would help him one more time. And, I know a way for him to get out of homelessness. Write a tell all book about his sister, and let her rip. whoops, I forgot she made him sign a no disclosure document when he was ten years old. Oh well…

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    With her kind of money she should at least rent him an apartment and give him drinking money. My god, she’s heartless

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