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Madonna's brother, Anthony Ciccone, says he's homeless and sleeping under a bridge in Traverse City, Mich.

"My family turned their back on me, basically, when I was having a hard time," he tells the Michigan Messenger. "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?"

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Ciccone, 55, says he's been homeless for a year and half after losing a job at his father's vineyard. "I don't have any income, I've got to go collect bottles and cans, do odd jobs," he adds.

While the older brother of the famous singer talks about the "gruesome" effects of living on the streets, he cautions that no one is immune to homelessness. "Never say never," he says. "This could happen to anybody."

Madonna has yet to comment.