Like many famous people, Madonna has a family member who’s trying to cash in on her success and undeniable bitchiness. The star’s estranged brother, Anthony Ciccone, has gone to the press to run his mouth about what a cold-hearted snake he has for a sister, claiming that she doesn’t care about his homeless, alcoholic ass and wouldn’t even be bothered if he died.
From The Daily Mail (so GIANT grain of salt suggested):
Anthony Ciccone – who has been on the streets for almost three years – claims his superstar sister doesn’t care if he is dead or alive.
However MailOnline can exclusively reveal his family is in fact terrified he could die at any moment and are devastated they can’t save him.
To add to his woes the down and out recently spent a month in jail after being arrested intoxicated in a church and swearing in front of children.
In an exclusive investigation into the heartbreaking family feud MailOnline can reveal how:
– He had to spend a month locked up because he unable to pay his fine for trespass and being drunk and disorderly
– He is currently fighting to survive a harsh winter where temperatures frequently drop as low as -10c
– He lost his job at the family vineyard after being found sprawled on his back drinking wine straight from the vats
– Alcoholic Anthony claims his family have ‘stood against him completely’ and he only needs their ‘love and care’
– His heartbroken father drives out to the streets to give him leftovers
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, the 56-year-old said: ‘Madonna doesn’t give a shit 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.
‘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. He doesn’t want me to be me, he wants me to be somebody else. He thinks the way I live is intentional. He simply doesn’t know me.’
Uh… wow. Listen, substance abuse is a serious thing and incredibly difficult to overcome, but considering that bullet list above (which I’m sure is only the tip of the iceberg), is there any wonder the family has cut contact with him? It’s not like this dude just became an alcoholic, it’s been going on for years. And unfortunately, addicts have to want help – you can’t force them to want to get better. Anthony clearly doesn’t, from the looks of things. I’ve been in a situation where I’ve had to cut off a family member when I reached the end of my rope. It was really difficult, but ultimately necessary. That’s just how it goes. Then again, he keeps saying he’s entirely alone and yet the dad is still bringing him food, so…
something doesn’t add up here.