Don’t get too excited about a Britney Spears comeback.

Despite reports and record producers’ statements that the 26-year-old is returning next year with a new disc, OK! has learned that’s not the case at all.

“There is no new album,” a source close to the singer tells OK!, adding that her frequent studio sessions are serving another purpose.

“When she goes into the studio, it’s therapy for her voice and her mental well-being," the source says. "These producers and songwriters talking about working on a new album with her are just trying to get publicity for themselves.”

Album or not, Brit can be seen again with Madonna this fall. On July 8, Britney taped a cameo, in which she’s trapped in an elevator, as part of a video montage for Madonna’s tour.

“In a way, it is sadly true to life,” says the source. “But Britney is showing some real progress with her recovery, and everyone around her is encouraged.”

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