This is very, very sad.
Yesterday, we learned that Madonna's brother Anthony Ciccone is homeless and has been living under a bridge in Michigan for over a year and a half.
When asked about his misfortune, Anthony claimed he'd been working at his father's vineyard, but he lost his job and his family turned on him.
Now, a source close to Madonna's family has opened up about Anthony's unfortunate circumstances.
Here's what the source had to say about it:
"He has had multiple opportunities and we have done so many things and committed so many resources to get him help. We've done so much over the past 15 years and attempted to help him but he has done nothing to help himself. There is nothing more we or anyone else can do. He is where he is because of himself."
"He has had more help than 95 percent of the people out there, there is nothing more we can do. Anthony will take this media attention as far as he can."
This is heartbreaking. We understand that some people just don't want to get better, but we can't help but wonder how much of an effort has truly been put into getting Madonna's brother help.
Perhaps he needs a VERY long stay in rehab, at a center with strong security.
What do U think? Is Madonna's brother beyond help? Or should the family devote more effort into getting him well???
Tags: anthony ciccone, bridge, brother, drugs, heartbreaking, homeless, madonna, michigan, rehab, sad, security