leon spinks

*Boxing legend Leon Spinks was hospitalized in Nevada, and now TMZ has learned why….a chicken bone got stuck in his intestine.

Spinks has undergone two surgical procedures so far, with a third scheduled for later Friday, the website reported, adding that Spinks is conscious and currently recovering.

Meanwhile, Leon’s current wife Brenda is adamant she has power of attorney over her husband, despite a claim to the contrary by Leon’s ex-wife Betty.

As TMZ previously reported, Betty says Leon empowered her to make all of his health-related decisions after they divorced back in 2004. But Leon’s attorney claims, “Brenda and Leon have a power of attorney agreement. Betty’s power of attorney was expressly revoked by Leon.”