Call it a Ciccone family reunion: Madonna‘s hobo brother was hanging out in the parking lot during her performance at last weekend’s Super Bowl.
While Madonna was entertaining millions of football fans with a critically-hailed Super Bowl performance, her homeless sibling was outside smoking cigarettes.
Anthony Ciccone traveled to the NFL championship game in Indianapolis from Traverse City, Michigan — where he lives in a homeless shelter — as part of a publicity stunt organized by local radio station KLT.
The 55-year-old joined a group of seven people labeled “The Misfits.” The group, charged with carrying out whacky challenges in return for cash prizes, hit the interstate by minibus to take a photo in front of Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis, moments before the kickoff of Super Bowl XLVI.
Madonna and Anthony — two of the eight Ciccone children — haven’t spoken in years, mostly because of his struggles with drugs and alcohol. Anthony lost his home more than a year ago, soon after he lost his job at the family vineyard run by his father, Tony Ciccone, 80.
In October, Madge’s big bro revealed that he’s been sleeping on the streets and relying on the kindness of churches and charities to survive. He also collects cans and bottles to make a few dollars a day.
His millionaire sis won’t have anything to do with him.
“My family turned their back on me, basically, when I was having a hard time,” he said, speaking to 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?”
“Never say never,” Anthony added. “This could happen to anybody.”
Anthony is just one Material Bro getting the silent treatment from the pop legend. Madonna’s younger brother Christopher Ciccone has been on the outs with Her Madgesty since he published a tell-all book in 2008.
Life with My Sister Madonna shared blush-worthy stories about the Material Girl’s early life and painted her as manipulative and self-obsessed.