LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Nearly a month after the mass shootings at Power Ultra Lounge in downtown Little Rock, one of the shooting victims, who police said received some of the worst injuries, spoke about the night of the shooting and his road to recovery.

Anthony Fontenot was shot once in the back, and the bullet caused quite a bit of damage.

“It was painful,” said Fontenot. “[I had] chest tubes here in my back, had a stomach tube and I had stitches in my stomach.”

Police said he was one of 25 people shot at the night club July 1.

“I try not to let it get to me,” said Fontenot. “I don’t think about it at all.”

The bullet entered his back, then went through a lung and fractured several ribs.

“It’s a different feeling hearing a gunshot and being touched by one,” said Fontenot.

A woman at the nightclub put pressure on his wound until paramedics arrived.

“I just appreciate her a lot because without her and without God, I don’t think I’d be here right now,” said Fontenot.

Fontenot spent two weeks at Baptist Hospital, going through several surgeries, before being released on his 23rd birthday.

“It was painful but God was with me the whole time and I got through it,” said Fontenot. “I thought I was [going to] be in there a good month or so.”

He still has the bullet lodged in his back.

“It’s still hard for me to breathe, take deep breaths, but I’m making progress,” said Fontenot. “I thought [the bullet] was [going to] cause future damage to where I may need rehab, but I’m here taking steps,” said Fontenot.

Though he still has a ways to go, Fontenot couldn’t be happier about the progress he’s made so far.

“It’s a blessing and I am blessed,” said Fontenot.

Fontenot is scheduled to have the bullet removed Friday.